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Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map
Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth MapArticle

Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new tool anyone, anywhere can access to obtain multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are...

17 Sep 2020

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

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

David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 16 Sep 2020

New technology addresses alternate bearing in citrus
New technology addresses alternate bearing in citrusArticle

Agri Technovation, in partnership with Laeveld Agrochem, has introduced its new technology, the ITEST Carbohydrates analysis programme to assist citrus farmers in establishing greater equilibrium between crops, resulting in increased harvest yields over time...

1 Sep 2020

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Agri tech investment vital for industry output, export growthArticle

South African agriculture needs more investment and the implementation of the latest technology to boost output, not only for local consumption, but also for vitally needed exports to boost foreign exchange earnings...

9 Mar 2020

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#BizTrends2020: How to succeed in agriculture in 2020Article

The broader agricultural economic environment is changing, and this would require us to revisit how we determine our success as well...

Nico Groenewald 13 Jan 2020

#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industryArticle

It's not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you're planning an occasion with friends or when you're in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind...

Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

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Drone Users Conference 2019 takes flightArticle

The conference brought together drone users, practitioners, service providers, as well as policy- and decision-makers, within the natural resource management field. The aim was to build networks and share knowledge towards the role of drones and related technology...

22 Nov 2019

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AI, changing the future of Africa's food securityArticle

The ability of agricultural equipment to think, predict and even advise farmers presents Africa with an historic opportunity to meet the continent's own food requirements...

10 Sep 2019

Positioning agriculture as a key driver of Africa's growth
Positioning agriculture as a key driver of Africa's growthArticle

The potential to increase Africa's agricultural yields through the strategic use of data could place the continents' farmers at the heart of tomorrow's global economy...

5 Sep 2019

New report: Digital services to transform African agriculture
New report: Digital services to transform African agricultureArticle

More than 90% of the market for digital services that support African smallholders remain untapped and could be worth more than €2bn (US$2.26bn), according to a new report...

24 Jun 2019

John Deere, Corteva sign MoU driving Africa's agriculture growth
John Deere, Corteva sign MoU driving Africa's agriculture growthArticle

John Deere and Corteva Agriscience have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at accelerating Africa's agricultural sector and enriching the lives of farmers across the continent...

7 Jun 2019

The future of AI in agriculture
The future of AI in agricultureArticle

Thinking of a future with no farmers in the farms?

29 May 2019

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Winetech winner to compete in Africa CupArticle

The SA Innovation Summit, Africa's biggest start-up event, has announced that the winner of the Winetech Pitching Den will gain automatic entry to the finals of the Africa Cup. Entries for the Winetech Pitching Den close on 3 June 2019...

22 May 2019

Applications now open for Pitch AgriHack 2019
Applications now open for Pitch AgriHack 2019Article

Selected finalists will pitch their innovations to ICT4Ag and business experts at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra between 3 and 7 September 2019...

26 Apr 2019

Using Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service to secure tomorrow's food supplies
Using Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service to secure tomorrow's food suppliesArticle

As the backbone of developing economies, agriculture not only serves to feed a nation but creates employment and, often, contributes significantly to the GDP...

9 Apr 2019

Aerobotics named Best Tech Company of the Year 2019
Aerobotics named Best Tech Company of the Year 2019Article

The award recognises the technological achievements of a company's sound strategy, which ensures the successful delivery of its commercial advantages and shareholder value...

11 Mar 2019

High-tech agriculture: Farmers risk being 'locked in' to unsustainable practices
High-tech agriculture: Farmers risk being 'locked in' to unsustainable practicesArticle

Digital approaches in farming are called "precision agriculture", which aims to measure the needs of crops or livestock as precisely as possible to be able to apply "the right amount at the right time". This has proven to be a valuable approach, particularly for crops...

8 Mar 2019

4 tech trends to shape agriculture in 2019
4 tech trends to shape agriculture in 2019Article

Dawie Maree, Head of Information and Marketing for FNB Agriculture, says agricultural technology innovation is evolving at an unprecedented pace, leaving farmers with no choice but to adapt and reinvent themselves...

4 Mar 2019

Call for nominations for the 2019 #YAFF awards
Call for nominations for the 2019 #YAFF awardsArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invites stakeholders in the sector to nominate young top producers in agriculture, forestry or fisheries for the 2019 Youth in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Awards...

4 Mar 2019

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Q&A: Transforming agriculture with tech scale-upArticle

Jennifer Blanke, vice-president of the African Development Ban, talks Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) and ways to transform African agriculture...

Baraka Rateng' 7 Jan 2019

Tech steps into the markets of agriculture
Tech steps into the markets of agricultureArticle

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

10 Dec 2018

12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google
12 African social enterprises awarded funding from GoogleArticle

The winners of the first Google Impact Challenge Africa award were announced last week...

3 Dec 2018

Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across Africa
Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across AfricaArticle

Despite travelling thousands of miles from home, travellers expect quality fresh produce; vegan options and healthy meals...

Ogaufi Maripe 19 Sep 2018

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

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

Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

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

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

14 Sep 2018

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

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...

29 Aug 2018

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

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...

Tom Jackson 27 Aug 2018

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Africa well positioned to feed the worldArticle

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...

Heather Dugmore 24 Aug 2018

African agriculture has a lot to gain from increased access to big data
African agriculture has a lot to gain from increased access to big dataArticle

Data, and access to good reliable data, is becoming an increasingly important tool for science. It can help guide and support decisions in agriculture. These include the way food is produced, how it moves along the food chain, and the way it's stored to avoid food wastage and losses...

Esther Ndumi Ngumbi 22 Aug 2018

Agri Conference looks at ICT, entrepreneurship in boosting youth employment in Africa
Agri Conference looks at ICT, entrepreneurship in boosting youth employment in AfricaArticle

The conference aims to foster an exchange among stakeholders on knowledge and best practices regarding the interfaces between agriculture, youth employment, entrepreneurship, ICT innovations, leading to prioritising interventions going forward...

15 Aug 2018

CIAT, Alluvial partnership scales up Nigerian agritech innovation
CIAT, Alluvial partnership scales up Nigerian agritech innovationArticle

The International Centre for Tropical Agriculture has partnered with Alluvial Agriculture to improve Nigerian livelihoods across the food value chain, fostering environmental sustainability of agricultural development...

30 Jul 2018

The husband and wife team streamlining the agri supply chain
The husband and wife team streamlining the agri supply chainArticle

Africa could be a "gold mine" for fresh produce if the right solution to prevent excessive post-harvest wastage is found and the husband and wife team behind Kenyan startup, Taimba thinks they have the answer...

Gabriella Mulligan 25 Jul 2018

Africa goes green and digital with a consortium of 30 agritech entrepreneurs
Africa goes green and digital with a consortium of 30 agritech entrepreneursArticle

Compared to other industries, agriculture has been slow to adopt the leading edge of technologies from the Digital Revolution. The time has come for Africa to experience its own Green Revolution thanks to better access to financing information and technology...

Aïda El Kohen and Hamza Rkha Chaham 17 Jul 2018

Why agribusinesses see IoT data security as a challenge
Why agribusinesses see IoT data security as a challengeArticle

Farming and food chain data being generated with the implementation of IoT by farming machinery has created more entry points for hackers and leaves sensitive information vulnerable. As a consequence, many customers are concerned about data ownership, privacy and security...

20 Jun 2018

From pineapple juice to agtech: Investors hungry for a piece of Africa's food industry
From pineapple juice to agtech: Investors hungry for a piece of Africa's food industryArticle

Africa's agribusiness and food sector registered strong private equity deal activity during May 2018, according to industry information service Africa Private Equity News.

14 Jun 2018

Africa dedicated to finding solutions to Fall armyworm threat
Africa dedicated to finding solutions to Fall armyworm threatArticle

228 applications have been received for the global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize with over 80% of the entries coming from Africa...

29 May 2018

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Kenyan mobile agri-platform to receive a $100,000 boost from Expo LiveArticle

The platform aims to improve Kenya's agricultural supply chain by enabling buyers and exporters to source fresh produce directly from smallholders farmers, event without access to the internet - shortening the supply chain, reducing food wastage and boosting farmers' income...

18 May 2018

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Which climate-smart technologies will pay off for African farmers?Article

Hunger still stalks the continent, and climate change is a key culprit for low productivity. Africa's ability to feed itself hinges on investment in adapting to these conditions and minimsing agriculture's own contribution to climate change...

Caroline Mwongera 17 May 2018

Challenges and opportunities as the fourth industrial revolution bring change to agriculture
Challenges and opportunities as the fourth industrial revolution bring change to agricultureArticle

Through the fourth industrial revolution's converging technologies, South Africa has the opportunity to become an early adopter, accelerating its agro-processing development...

8 May 2018

Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGs
Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGsArticle

Apart from the sound investment case for investing in the global agriculture and food value chain, investments in agriculture address a number of critical SDGs by tackling issues such as extreme poverty, food security and lack of job opportunities...

23 Apr 2018

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East Africa: Technology helping East Africa unlock agriculture potentialArticle

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Information technology is being utilised more than ever to improve agriculture in East Africa...

Ruari Phillips 17 Apr 2018

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Scaling up game-changing agricultural innovations and technologies in AfricaArticle

The increasing occurrence and severity of extreme weather events linked to climate change necessitate all stakeholders involved in agriculture to ramp up their efforts of making sure that newer agricultural innovations and technologies are available to farmers...

Esther Ngumbi 29 Mar 2018

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Top five robotic systems to watch in agricultureArticle

There are already several companies that have made significant strides in creating robotic systems for use in agriculture that are either in field-testing stages or already entering the market...

Nate Dorsey 23 Mar 2018

High-tech and higher-level training
High-tech and higher-level trainingArticle

Moving your farm to high-tech solutions doesn't mean safety can take a backseat...

Shanyn Silinski 19 Mar 2018

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Big data drives more finance to African agribusinessArticle

An increase in the accumulation of large datasets on agribusiness in Africa is proving crucial to the financing of a sector often overlooked by banks...

2 Mar 2018

How to put the youth back in agriculture
How to put the youth back in agricultureArticle

We need to grow emerging, small-scale farmers while developing a young and vibrant group of agripreneurs who are looking further into the future, where their more advanced skills and understanding of technology will provide them with a wealth of exciting and dynamic careers in this industry...

Cari Coetzee 22 Feb 2018

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Beyond profit: How innovation is helping Africa's agri-industry feed the worldArticle

For Africa's agricultural sector to reach its potential and meet the food needs of a growing global population, improvements in four key areas need to be achieved...

Paul McKane 22 Feb 2018

Interest grows in smart farms
Interest grows in smart farmsArticle

The internet of things could breathe new life into SA's agriculture sector. Like their global peers, SA technology companies are trialling different IoT applications...

Nick Hedley 20 Feb 2018

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Mobile app to help pastoralists find pasture is hereArticle

Pastoralists in arid and semi-arid areas in Kenya will now be able to use their mobile phones to find pasture and water for their livestock following the launch of a new mobile app...

1 Feb 2018

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#BizTrends2018: More innovation, not more animals key to ensuring food securityArticle

The absolute and undeniable reality is that we have to produce more and do it with less. This can only be done through innovation in food production...

Andre Westerveld 22 Jan 2018

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