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Agriculture is changing, and it’s changing quickly. The world’s oldest industry is seeing a new wave of production techniques, technology, demand shifts, and major supply chain transformations. From the farmer to the processor, key actors in the food system are having to reinvent their practices to meet the environmental, social and economic challenges of the future. A food system encompasses all players involved in the entire food value chain, including production, aggregation, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal of food products. With climate change and population growth continuing to change the world as we know it, actors at each link in…

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Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Limited (ASX:ROO) has a strong pipeline of opportunities in the agricultural and cannabis sectors, and with a number of initiatives in play regarding developing technologies and entry into new markets there are several share price catalysts on the horizon. This week it made inroads into two growing markets: plant-based meat and ‘buy now pay later’ (BNPL). Roots’ entry into the plant based meat market is unsurprising. The plant-based meat market was estimated to be worth US$12.1 billion in 2019. It is expected to reach a value of US$27.9 billion by 2025. Demand for plant-based meat alternatives…

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Minbos Resources Limited (ASX: MNB) last week announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IDFC), which will work to develop and grow the Small Holder Farmer market in Angola. The IFDC is an international non-for-profit organisation, dedicated to scientific innovations that increase global food production, protect the environment and empower Small Holder Farmers. The organisation strives to improve the lives and productivity of Small Holder Farmers, and does so through running country-scale agricultural projects across Africa. These projects introduce farmers to improved agricultural practises, fertiliser technologies and facilitation of market access. As crop yields grow…

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