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Drone piloting project reshapes Africa's agricultural productivity
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 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
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
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

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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
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
SA's Port2Port globally recognised for comprehensive wine list

South African online wine marketplace, Port2Port.wine, 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
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
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 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 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

Can IoT provide the seeds of growth in Africa?
Can IoT provide the seeds of growth in Africa?

While the continent faces a myriad of challenges, the right application of future technology can play a major role in solving these...

By Reshaad Sha 31 Oct 2018

How farming in South Africa can join the global village
How farming in South Africa can join the global village

Have you ever considered how quickly the global village is growing? Think about how smartphone companies released a new product every few years, but now they bring out multiple products per year...

Issued by Starbright 30 Oct 2018

Meat grown from cells: companies clamour to put it on your plate
Meat grown from cells: companies clamour to put it on your plate

Could this be the year that meat grown in vats rather than taken from animals reaches our plates?

By Neil Stephens 30 Oct 2018

FAO director-general stresses importance of job creation in rural areas
FAO director-general stresses importance of job creation in rural areas

FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva has warned that migration risks depriving African countries of the young people they need to modernise their agriculture sectors...

29 Oct 2018

Tweaking just a few genes in wild plants can create new food crops
Tweaking just a few genes in wild plants can create new food crops

The crops we rely on today have been bred over thousands of years to enhance certain characteristics...

By James Hereward and Caitlin Curtis 25 Oct 2018

Grocers: Get ready to join the blockchain party
Grocers: Get ready to join the blockchain party

In the wake of this year's large E. coli outbreak, Walmart notified its leafy green suppliers that they must be using blockchain technology to trace their products before the end of 2019...

By Sylvain Charlebois 22 Oct 2018

Farmer2Market programme unlocks market opportunities for small farmers
Farmer2Market programme unlocks market opportunities for small farmers

The European Union, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs, together with Solidaridad, LIMA Development Foundation and ICCO has today announced the launch of the Switch Africa Green, Farmer2Market programme...

16 Oct 2018

#FutureofFarming: Aerobotics launches new agritech innovations to combat pest, disease
#FutureofFarming: Aerobotics launches new agritech innovations to combat pest, disease

Cape Town startup, Aerobotics has launched five new innovations, which have been designed to help farmers with early pest and disease detection...

By Robin Fredericks 15 Oct 2018

IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board
IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board

European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network...

11 Oct 2018

Agritech startup Bandim Online winner of Seedstars Bissau
Agritech startup Bandim Online winner of Seedstars Bissau

Agritech startup Bandim Online has been named the winner of the Guinea Bissau round of the Seedstars World competition...

By Tom Jackson 4 Oct 2018

AfDB, Purdue University host conference on successful farming technologies
AfDB, Purdue University host conference on successful farming technologies

Hosted by the African Development Bank and Purdue University, the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations is currently under way in Indiana, USA.

26 Sep 2018

African startups named winners of Pitch AgriHack
African startups named winners of Pitch AgriHack

Startups from across Africa have been named winners of the annual Pitch AgriHack competition, taking home cash prizes in various sizes...

By Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

Applications open for SA Wine Industry Innovation Challenge
Applications open for SA Wine Industry Innovation Challenge

Winetech has partnered with Stellenbosch University-based incubator LaunchLab and Faculty of AgriSciences for the first Wine Industry Innovation Challenge.

By Tom Jackson 3 Sep 2018

Nigeria's Alosfarm beta tests big data platform
Nigeria's Alosfarm beta tests big data platform

Nigerian agritech startup Alosfarm has begun beta testing its new big data system and platform with selected users and expects a full-fledged rollout before the end of the year...

30 Aug 2018

Agritech startup named winner of Seedstars Uganda
Agritech startup named winner of Seedstars Uganda

Agro Supply, a platform that finances agricultural technologies through mobile micro-savings, has been named winner of the Ugandan leg of the Seedstars World competition.

By Tom Jackson 29 Aug 2018

Ghanaian agritech startup Cowtribe planning nationwide coverage
Ghanaian agritech startup Cowtribe planning nationwide coverage

Ghanaian agritech startup Cowtribe hopes to cover all 10 regions of the country in the next 18 months with its solution that helps farmers access animal vaccines quickly and reliably...

By Tom Jackson 28 Aug 2018

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Africa well positioned to feed the world

Africa has all the ingredients to drive global agripreneurship. The continent has land and resources that are pivotal to meeting global food and agricultural needs...

By Heather Dugmore 27 Aug 2018

Focusing on women and youth to transform agriculture
Focusing on women and youth to transform agriculture

Empowering African youth and women with entrepreneurship could boost agriculture in Africa, writes Michael Hailu...

By Michael Hailu 23 Aug 2018

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