OSRAM acquires Fluence

– Osram acquires one of the world’s leading suppliers of smart grow lighting – US-based Fluence expands Osram’s portfolio of horticultural systems – Osram is pioneering the digital automation of smart farming solutions by combining intelligent lighting, sensors, and smart software Osram is taking the next step in its quest to

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EU budget for Agriculture: €10 billion

The new European Commission research program is going to have a €100 billion budget from which €10 billion is for food, agriculture, rural development and bioeconomy research. The commissioner for agriculture, Phil Hogan: “All of the various agri-tech projects we couldn’t support in the past have a chance to get funding now.”

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Is there a future for shipping container farms?

At first sight, farming in a used shipping container in a megacity parking lot might not look like a sustainable source of food. However many believe that there is a huge potential in this field of vertical farming and there are many startups introducing new designs for container farms, most

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A Conversation w/ Joel Cuello @ AVF Press

Last week we brought Joel L. Cuello, Ph.D. Professor of Biosystems Engineering at the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in The University of Arizona to briefly talk about his most recent work in the Vertical Farming industry. Dr. Joel Cuello is a globally recognized expert in the engineering of sustainable biological

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