Agriculture Trends 2019



Spinning up a data annotation team

Modern tech companies' core defensibility is often in rapidly building proprietary datasets. These are generally niche datasets...

By Benjamin Meltzer 3 days ago

The tech fix that won't secure food supplies

Scientific and technological advances from crop breeding to fertilisers to a range of irrigation techniques have powered agricultural production in a bid to keep up with the food demands of a rising population, but for some years now, that growth has faced natural resource limits...

By Anita Makri 24 Dec 2018

Digital transformation works! Just ask the trees...

Digital technology is obviously changing the world, but do we short-change the breadth of its impact?

20 Dec 2018

Drone piloting project reshapes Africa's agricultural productivity

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organised by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank and Busan Techno Park...

14 Dec 2018

Cape Town to host Agritech Africa conference, exhibition in 2020

Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, together with the support of the South African National Convention Bureau will play host to Kenes Exhibitions' Agritech Africa 2020 in Cape Town.

11 Dec 2018

Tech steps into the markets of agriculture

The rapid development of technology is stepping into various fields of knowledge, including the agricultural environment...

10 Dec 2018

Boosting R&D capacity for sustainable agriculture

Africa's over-reliance on external institutions is undermining the continent's capacity to strengthen agricultural research and development for improving the livelihoods of millions of people...

By Nteranya Sanginga 10 Dec 2018

Smartphone cattle weighing technology set to expand

A smartphone accessory is helping producers weigh their cattle without the use of any scales or yard infrastructure...

5 Dec 2018

Cognitive robots impact poultry sector

Scientists have clinched funding from a €3m pot to develop cognitive robots for flexible agro-food technology, which could make a real difference in the poultry meat sector...

22 Nov 2018

SA's Port2Port globally recognised for comprehensive wine list

South African online wine marketplace,, scooped the Best Overall Wine List Award in Wine Searcher's Retailer Awards for the second consecutive year...

19 Nov 2018

AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech

The AfDB is leading efforts to wake the 'sleeping giant' that is the African savannah and turn it into the cradle of the continent's green revolution...

8 Nov 2018

Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg

Looking to making farming more attractive to SA's youth, SAB and AB InBev Africa has introduced its first group of urban farmers in Johannesburg's inner-city...

7 Nov 2018

Datacentrix talks digital adoption in agriculture

Datacentrix recently focused on the topic of digital adoption within the local agriculture sector, at its second annual Agri Indaba...

5 Nov 2018

Airbus launches white paper on aerospace technologies in Africa

Airbus released The Great Enabler: Aerospace in Africa, a white paper on the role of aerospace technologies in Africa...

31 Oct 2018

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