The statistics are staggering. Around the world, 795 million people don’t have enough food to live a healthy life, according to the World Food Programme. And the World Health Organization says that 1.1 billion people don’t have access to clean drinking water.
Thankfully, many in Israel are using their innovative strengths to tackle the huge issues using agricultural technologies that conserve, enhance, multiply, and save. Israeli site NoCamels has compiled a list of nine of the most promising AgTech companies doing this lifesaving work.
Sensilize: Making the most out of soil
Sensilize strives to make the most out of a soil’s potential. Based in Haifa, the startup gathers information about a plot of land with unique sensors that provide intricate data, allowing farmers to tailor their crops to the soil’s conditions. This method allows farmers to adapt the quantities of seeding, fertilizers and water to the quantities required by the land, thus cutting costs and producing more crops, according to Sensilize.
Founded by Yoav Zur and Dr. Robi Stark in 2013, the company has so far raised $1.5 million.