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August 2015
News in Agricultural Technology
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Got Funding? 

Join us for the next installation of our Tech Talk series, "Got Funding? Preparing Your Business for Investors," on September 23 at 10am EDT!

We'll be talking with David Loew of Open Capital Advisors in Kenya about how small- and medium-sized businesses can prepare for investors. What type of investment is best and how can you position your company to effectively use this investment? After a short presentation, David will answer questions from the online audience.

Learn more and register for the webinar here!

Surehatch and MKA Hatchery Pitching at Ag Innovation Showcase

Two of Partnering for Innovation's partners will have the opportunity to pitch to investors at this year's Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis, Missouri.

Surehatch, which is commercializing small-scale egg incubators for smallholders, and MKA Hatchery, which is introducing disease-free shrimp to Bangladesh, will be attending the event as part of a USAID session that will feature innovators from across the agricultural sector. The session will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

Read more about how Surehatch and MKA Hatchery are commercializing technology for smallholder farmers!

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World Water Week

In a world that is increasingly concerned about water, at least one person is upbeat: Naty Barak, Netafim's chief sustainability officer. Naty was an early member of the kibbutz where Netafim - now a multinational irrigation company - was founded in the 1960's, and today he is moving the company into new markets that serve smallholder farmers.

Naty stopped by to talk about drip irrigation and why it's so important to bring this technology to smallholder farmers. In our latest blog post, learn from Naty how drip irrigation can change the lives of the millions of smallholder farmers that make up 40 percent of the world's agricultural producers and why the public and private sectors must work together to bring innovation drip technology to new markets.


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