(JNS.org) Hundreds of investors from 20 countries participated in the fourth international AgriVest conference, where ag-tech start-ups showcased new technologies in the agricultural industry, on Wednesday at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.
“We have instituted an event that is not only an integral part of the Israeli ag-tech landscape, but may well have the power to influence the agriculture of the future,” said Dr. Nitza Kardish, CEO of Trendlines Agtech.
The conference included a competition between a dozen Israeli startups that highlighted Israel's newest agricultural technology, including the winner, an agro-biotech company called Enzootic that developed a platform for crustacean aquaculture.
AgriVest is an initiative of Trendlines Agtech, Invest in Israel, the investment promotion center of Israel's Ministry of Economy and Industry, and GreenSoil Investments.
“AgriVest showcases technologies that will enable us to produce unique foodstuffs, additives, seeds and agricultural products to combat the stress on our dwindling natural resources,” said Gideon Soesman, co-founder and managing partner of GreenSoil Investments. “Investing in new crops, treatment methods, waste reduction and yield enhancement will provide solutions to the world’s food crisis and can deliver sizable returns to investors.”