SmartAHC, established by graduates of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, offers digitalisation solutions for pig farming on the Chinese market
BASF Venture Capital has announced an investment in SmartAHC, a startup with expertise in artificial intelligence for animal husbandry.
SmartAHC, which was established by graduates of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, offers digitalisation solutions for pig farming on the Chinese market.
Other investors in the startup comprise of speciality chemicals producer Evonik and China’s Shenzhen Sinoagri E-Commerce.
SmartAHC CEO Lan Song said: “At the same time, consumers increasingly want to know where their meat comes from. Our systems can provide this transparency.
“We are happy that BASF is joining us on our journey towards smarter pig farming. With this investment, we want to increase our R&D capacities and further expand our market presence.”
SmartAH’s customised digital solutions will help enhance efficiency across the pork value chain
Based in Shanghai, SmartAHC offers customised digital solutions to enhance efficiency across the pork value chain.
The digitalisation enables to improve labour productivity in the production process of husbandry operations.
SmartAHC applies sensors, camera systems and artificial intelligence for the collection and analysation of various data to anticipate emerging issues.
It enables pig farmers to continuously monitor the condition of their animals, as well as take proper measures to selectively administer medication and adjust the feed or separate sick animals.
BASF Venture Capital managing director Markus Solibieda said: “SmartAHC’s technology can contribute substantially to animal health as well as to economic optimization along the pork value chain.
“SmartAHC is a good fit for our investment focus on AgTech and digitalization. Moreover, our investment complements BASF’s strategy of promoting sustainability and healthy nutrition.”
In June, BASF collaborated with agricultural company Win-All Hi-Tech Seed for the development of a new rice system for farmers in China.