What is AgTech and FoodTech?

The specific primary sector areas covered in Sprout’s definition of AgTech and FoodTech include: 

    • Apiculture
    • Arable crops/cropping
    • Dairy
    • Emerging Food
    • Fisheries
    • Forestry
    • Horticulture & Vegetables
    • Pipfruit
    • Sheep and Beef
    • Viticulture

The most common technology and product areas that are being utilised to create quantum improvements and therefore large scale business opportunities are:

    • Animal & Crop Health
    • Big data
    • Biotechnology
    • Consumer Health
    • e-Commerce
    • Farm Machinery
    • Food processing and packaging
    • Indoor Growing
    • Operations, supply chain and logistics software
    • Robotics and Automation
    • Sensors and IoT
    • Software and AI
    • UAV's, their supporting software, hardware and sensing technology.

If you’re not sure if your business or idea fits one of these categories, you can get in touch with the Sprout team to check.

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