More than 20 years ago it was reported a set of pioneering studies that emphasized the importance of the relationship between elevated temperature, light and photosynthesis in plants, showing that adaptation of the daily metabolism to periods of a higher heat is advantageous because it allows the acclimatization of the plants to a superior luminous intensity, that occurs in the summer period.
The amount of food lost each year due to post-harvest loss (PHL) is enough to feed the total number of undernourished people globally. Over 870 million people suffer from chronic undernourishment, 27% of which are in Africa alone.1 This challenge is exacerbated by a growing global population, particularly in Africa where the population is expected to grow by 2.5% (1990 to 2020) compared to a global average of 1.1%.
In developed countries nowadays, we continue to dehydrate the most varied products: herbal and medicinal herbs, fruit, vegetables, mushrooms or goji, algae and all nuts. Dehydration is the basis of multiple processes in the pharmaceutical, food or cosmetic industry.
No matter how efficient food production is, there are always losses along its production and distribution chain, and thus significant quantities of products are lost in the form of waste and by-products. In fact, about 30% of the world food production is wasted and sent to landfill or composting, with the consequent loss of its nutrients, an important environmental and economic resource.
Agrifood companies will necessarily have to start looking at startups as a source of innovation and technology. In an increasingly global and networked world, the ability of a given company to remain disruptive is reduced, since no one has all the knowledge and skills to innovate alone. It is necessary to innovate together and nowadays we are seeing an unprecedented movement, where big companies collaborate with startups.
The increasing use of ICT in agriculture generated a new farm management strategy to guide farmers to take the right decision in the right time is called Precision Agriculture, a system to guide farmers to take the right decision in the right time. It uses modern technologies, such as remote sensing by satellite or drone, geographic information systems (GIS), sensor for collect weather data, for collect useful information by...
In brief, a Blockchain is a system of interconnected nodes, considered transparent and incorruptible thanks to its decentralised and distributed nature.
These blocks are distributed and shared between all of the nodes in the network, as if linked by a chain. That is why the system is considered incorruptible: to manipulate the information contained within it, you would have to break into every single node in the network and w...