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Boost smallholder phone access for better crop yields

Researchers examined effect of mobile phone and internet access on farming...

By Eldon Opiyo 19 Nov 2020

Diversity of IP rights - unpacking wine as a case study

As a nation, South Africa is peopled by passionate wine-drinkers, consuming 4 million hectolitres (1.6% of the world's total) in 2019. While we love our wine, few of us have stopped to consider the intellectual property (IP) rights that exist in viticulture and viniculture...

By Marco Vatta 13 Nov 2020

Is the agritech sector not 'sexy' enough for investors?

According to Ross Jenvey, general partner at Kingson, it seems like agritech often doesn't get the credit it deserves...

30 Oct 2020

Tech innovations could shake up the agricultural sector

Data is difficult to come by, but a report in August 2019, co-authored by Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation and Dalberg Advisors, claims that agritech deals in Africa totalled $143m in 2018, out of a total addressable market of $2.6bn, which talks to the huge untouched potential...

By Ross Jenvey 30 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by 26 Oct 2020

Husqvarna and Tendai 'The Beast' Mtawarira offer empowering message of resilience

Jenna Robinson, regional marketing manager for Husqvarna Africa, shares the backstory about the Husqvarna brand's recent campaign, featuring rugby icon Beast Tendai Mtawarira as brand ambassador...

Issued by Husqvarna South Africa 21 Sep 2020

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

By David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 16 Sep 2020

Emerging poultry farmers to get hands-on experience with advanced KZNPI chicken house

An advanced new chicken house built at the KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute (KZNPI) will see emerging poultry farmers get hands-on training with the latest chicken farming technologies...

20 Aug 2020

The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

Karoo farmers take to the sky to curb the spread of invasive alien plants

"During the past four decades, the southern and northern slopes, as well as the mountain tops of the Outeniqua Mountains have fallen prey to the aggressive spread of invasive alien plants, in particular wattle and pine trees."

13 Jul 2020

Reaching new heights with drone technology

The Sernick Group has welcomed the opportunity to implement drone technology in their own commercial farming practices and has since been researching new ways to benefit from it.

8 Jul 2020

How important is a brand name in modern agriculture?

Tech Terrain is an exciting new online agricultural talk show focusing on the role of technology and mechanisation in the modern agricultural landscape. Tech Terrain will also cover the bigger issues influencing this important industry...

Issued by Tech Terrain 24 Jun 2020

How code is improving food security

The evolution of civilisation runs hand-in-glove with the earliest forays by our ancestors into agriculture. Simultaneously, the unfolding of early forms of agriculture brought primitive technology into people's lives...

7 May 2020

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