Tagged: farming

Aon, Oxfam, & Etherisc Collaborate to Launch Blockchain-Based Agricultural Insurance Policies in Sri Lanka

Aon plc, a UK-based global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, announced on Monday it has partnered with Oxfam in Sri Lanka, the organization working to alleviate poverty; and Etherisc, the insurtech startup developing a protocol for decentralized insurance… Read More

Pesticide-Free Hydroponic Farming Brand Element Farms Now Seeking Funding on WeFunder

Element Farms, an indoor hydroponic farming company capable of growing safe, pesticide-free spinach at scale year-round, has launched its investment round on equity crowdfunding platform WeFunder.  Founded in 2016, Element Farms describes itself as a produce company driven by technology. The company uses “cutting-edge,” proprietary… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Barnraiser Announces New Partnership with Baby Food Plum Organic

Barnraiser, a crowdfunding platform that is dedicated to powering the good food movement, is inviting sustainable food artisans, farmers, educators, community leaders and others to launch projects that reshape our food systems. “We are thrilled to offer Barnraiser to anyone serious about making a positive impact on… Read More

Brief: Deal on AgFunder Gets Closer to Funding Goal

AgFunder, an equity crowdfunding platform that targets the global agriculture industry, launched their first investment opportunity last month with big data company OnFarm.  In a recent update, AgFunder has shared that funding has now surpassed the halfway mark standing at 58% having raised $230,000 on… Read More

Farmable Wants to Aid Smallholder Farmers One Cow at a Time

Farmable has a vision to create a crowdfunding platform that empowers small holder farmers, fight hunger, and create a sustainable business one cow at a time and they are starting in Ghana. Without reliance on external aid or charity, Farmable wants to provide a path from… Read More

PEI potato-growers turn to crowd-funding to save family farm

David and Brian Best, father and son potato farmers on Prince Edward Island, are using the crowd-funding site Indiegogo to try to raise $200,000 in a desperate attempt to save their family farm. “This is like the last straw,” says Brian Best, 44, in the… Read More

Old MacDonald had a crowdfunded farm

More than anything, Rebecca Bloomfield wants her own organic farm. To accomplish this though, in a social media age — without much capital — she has to be something else first: a crowdfunding guru. Just as she taught herself to grow organic food, she’s also… Read More

Why Crowdfunding Rules: Passionate About Maple Syrup

This is why I love crowdfunding. We love maple syrup. We put it on everything. With pancakes, in our coffee, on our pizza. We put some in our hair when we’ve had a rough week. If you’ve had the chance to taste real maple syrup you know… Read More

Organic Farm Uses Crowdfunding to Reach Out to Free Range Customers

Organic egg producer Vital Farms has big plans for the future. And judging from the response on the crowdfunding site, When You Wish, the hens are probably clucking with excitement. In September, we gave readers a virtual tour of the Aurora, Texas-based enterprise, which has… Read More

Family Farm Crusades For Free-Range, Organic Farming

The largest producer of free-range eggs in the US is trying to expand ethical egg production by raising $80,000 through a crowdfunding campaign – enough money to transform a conventional chicken farm into a pasture-raised operation. Vital Farms, founded in 2007, is a network of 15 family… Read More

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