The Gender Investment Gap

As a female founder in the agriculture industry, a sector with predominantly more male representation than female, I’ve been exposed to stereotypes and discrimination and consistently encountered additional challenges to my male counterparts. More needs to be done to break the bias and act for equality, supporting female founders in

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FA Bio win the Radicle Inclusion Challenge presented by Nutrien

FA Bio, the revolutionary agriculture microbial discovery and development company, win the Radicle Inclusion Challenge Presented by Nutrien, securing a $250,000 investment and access to a global network of executives with deep industry expertise who will serve as strategic partners and mentors, accelerating its pathway to success. Radicle Growth, a

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Discovering biocontrol candidates for wheat crops

Pathogens that affect wheat crops can infect both the roots and the leaves, causing disease, rot and blotching and can occur at all stages of crop development. Currently, there is no effective silver bullet available, the most common ways to manage disease in wheat is by crop rotation or use

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The driest conditions in 90 years spark fears of food shortages

According to the UK Met Office, future summers could last longer with an increased risk of drought. Research by the world’s leading weather service found that summer-like weather patterns will also lead to warmer and drier autumns from the mid-2020s. Following some of the driest conditions in nearly 90 years,

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Making agriculture smarter

I’ve always been interested in the global investment thematic around the world’s existential need for better sustainable crop yield on a planet where land is shrinking, and the population is increasing. Having done quite a lot of work researching it, I could never translate it into a specific investment opportunity,

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The Fungi Phenomenon

Fungi are one of the most diverse organisms on Earth, contributing to many of the features we know and rely on to maintain life on our planet. Fungi live everywhere and are estimated to make up 50% of our agricultural soils, helping to degrade organic matter and assist in soil

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Invest in regenerative agriculture

In the past 50 years, we have lost 70% of biodiversity in soils globally, with 30 football fields of fertile soil being lost every minute, due to soil degradation. The dichotomy between the need for better soil health and the importance of food security has created a new regenerative agriculture

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An industry committed to the need for innovation

This week I attended the F&ANext event at the Wageningen Campus. Back in person, this year’s event was focused on the transformation of global food systems, as the urgency to radically transform our food chain grows. The event started with an interesting tour of Wageningen Campus including the World Soil Museum,

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Reducing agriculture’s impact on climate change

Agrochemicals such as synthetic fertilisers and fungicides are extensively used to improve yield and fight plant pathogens. Synthetic fertilisers are mainly composed of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium compounds to help improve plant growth and yields. To produce synthetic fertilisers, we rely heavily on our natural resources which are depleting over

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Putin’s penalty for global agriculture

On 24 February 2022, the world stood still and gasped at the news that Russia had begun an invasion of Ukraine, escalating the Russo-Ukrainian War that started following the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity in 2014. In the morning, Putin announced a “special military operation”, missiles and airstrikes were deployed on

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FA Bio appoint Adrian Percy as Non-Executive Director

Dr Adrian Percy FA Bio further strengthen their proposition with the insight and experience of Adrian Percy as NED FA Bio, the revolutionary agriculture microbial discovery and development company, announced today that it has appointed Adrian Percy, one of the world’s top leaders in the agriculture field, as Non-Executive Director.

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Making a positive difference this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over a century, and this year the theme is ‘gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’. The world will be celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against bias, and taking action for equality. #BreakTheBias As a female entrepreneur in the agriculture industry, we can

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