Digital innovations may help in agricultural challenges

20th August 2019

Smallholder farmers produce around 80 per cent of the food consumed in Sub-Saharan Africa. How might IoT innovations develop to respond to their needs? They are confronted with challenges such as decreasing plot sizes, hostile environments (through drought, flood or soil erosion), unstable markets and the scarcity of water and energy. For many these problems […]

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The New Tools in Agriculture

15th May 2019

Agriculture has New Farming Tools   Farming is one of the oldest occupations in the world and has continued on with the same tools up until recently. The Green Revolution that was initiated in the the 1950s in the developed world led to increase in agricultural production. The Green Revolution brought with it new crop […]

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Forests can be the faster solution to climate change

23rd April 2019

“This is a significant step forward, showing that forests can be a central part of the solution to climate change,” says the head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat, Mario Boccucci. “We have an unprecedented opportunity: political will, know-how, finance. Now we need to build on progress and scale up rapidly in the coming years.” UN Environment […]

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Taita Taveta county to boost banana farming

5th April 2019

Newsource:TheStandard According to Agriculture Executive Davis Mwangoma, construction of a Sh116 million banana processing plant is set to start this month. The factory will be built on three acres at the new market site in Taveta. The project is partially financed by the European Union, which has given Sh110 million, while Governor Granton Samboja’s administration […]

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Cold rooms to eliminate food waste

29th March 2019

ColdHubs is producing cold rooms and selling them to smallholder farmers, retailers and wholesalers to store and preserve fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable foods, extending their shelf life from two days to 21.

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Climate-Smart Strategies are Within Reach

27th March 2019

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 12 2018 (IPS) – Until the United Nations climate talks in Bonn last year, no clear plan to include agriculture in climate negotiations existed. This was troubling, considering agriculture contributes 19-29% of global greenhouse gases, and changing temperatures are making it harder to farm. This is having an increasingly prominent effect on […]

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