Are Your Plants Misbehaving? Call a Robotanist

23rd June 2018

Hamann and his colleagues have developed a raft of robotically controlled ways to control plant growth. These measures include wrapping the stems and branches of trees, plants, and bushes in strong plastic tapes, called braids, some of which can be tightened by robotic actuators to physically constrain the directions that branches can grow in, operating […]

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Improved plants for greater food security in the future

23rd June 2018

The demand for the main staple crops will increase around 60% by 2050, mostly due to the growing world population (+35% by 2050). In addition to increasing efficiency in the food chain by reducing waste (today approx. 30% of the food is turned into waste) and meat consumption, yield increases in the mass crops of […]

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The Robot Farm Is Here

23rd June 2018

It will solve a lot of problems — and create some worrying new ones. As rich countries welcome autonomous cars, trucks and boats onto their roads and waterways, the developing world is grappling with a humbler revolution: automated farming. What was once the world’s most labor-intensive profession may be soon run by smartphones. And that […]

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Future is Digital

22nd June 2018

Despite the proven potential of digital tools to transform farming, it is interesting that small scale farmers still rely on old existing agricultural methods and practices in their crafts. Read more…

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Sign up Mkulima

22nd June 2018

A new digital platform to help farmers market their produce duped Mkulima Online is here to assist farmers in alternative market sourcing. Sign up

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Agri apps, toys that stole limelight at digital forum

22nd June 2018

At the three-day conference at Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), such gadgets were in plenty. Here are the … Read more…

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