Agriculture

Total 40 Posts

Is Nanotechnology a blessing or a curse for developing nations?

Nanoparticles are increasingly being explored for boosting crops and nutrition. Experts say global regulation of nanotechnology is needed, especially to protect developing nations.

Precision agriculture is key for Africa

Precision agriculture is about using real-time information to ensure that crops, water, fertiliser, pesticides and soil are managed in a manner that produces the optimal yield while ensuring environmental sustainability.

Technology can help Africa's farmers

Digitisation could change the game for agriculture in Africa. Digitisation includes the delivery of agronomic advice and information via text messaging and interactive voice response.

Digital solutions to transform Africa’s agriculture

About 33 million users are registered on digital platforms to boost agriculture in Africa. However, only 40 per cent are actually using the platforms.

App helps farmers in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda

A smartphone app, GeoFarmer, has been pilot-tested in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda to help farmers with data collection and sharing.

Open platform thinking is important for business growth

Digital platform’ if deployed correctly and made sufficiently open have a net growth effect on the addressable market, even in crowded spaces.

Digital technology in agriculture is transforming lives

Use of digital technology in agriculture is empowering African smallholders but challenges remain.