Why Israeli Ag-tech?
Israel is uniquely positioned to utilize sophisticated technological solutions to address the challenges that the world farming community faces at all stages of the food supply chain. The strength of Israel’s Agritech sector results from a variety of reasons, including the lessons learned from the local shortage of natural resources, which fostered innovative methods and technologies for “growing more with less”.
Over the past few years, there has been a global move towards data-enabled technology and the Internet of Things, technologies where Israel is acknowledged as a global leader. The range of Israel’s Agritech innovation capabilities is broad and varied, including in-soil and in-tree sensors, cutting-edge swarming robot drones, plant genetics platforms, cultured meat, alternative proteins, smart irrigation, and big data analytics software.
The ag-tech market in Israel is growing rapidly, driven by ground-breaking startups that cater to global consumer trends, by some of the world’s leading agriculture research centers, and by increasing investment and international business partnerships.
Currently, over 440 active companies are operating in the Israeli ag-tech landscape
Sources: StartUp Nation Central, AgFunder, Invest in Israel