Thursday, October 17, 2019

IoT in Agriculture: Using Connected Sensors to Monitor Bees

An Irish startup’s strategy to deploy IoT in agriculture brings sensors and machine learning to beekeeping. Not long ago, Fiona Edwards Murphy knew nothing about...

Precision farming: The benefits of utilising drones for your business

In tough economic times with increasing extreme weather events and stiff competition from overseas, South African farmers need to leverage every opportunity to maximise...

Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is Increasingly Gaining Momentum

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is increasingly gaining momentum as countries develop technologies and practices to combat the impacts of climate change. But while the concept...

Don’t Expect Robots to Take Everyone’s Job

A 2016 study by Citigroup Inc. and the University of Oxford reported that 57 percent of jobs were at high risk of automation, although...

The smart way to help African farmers tackle climate change

Agriculture is the most important sector of African economies, from the livelihoods it supports to the future jobs it can generate. The basic recipe for...

9 Powerful Artificial Intelligence in Use Today

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the branch of computer sciences that emphasizes the development of intelligence machines, thinking and working like humans. For example, speech...

Smart Farming Defined

Smart Farming represents the application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into agriculture, leading to what can be called a Third Green Revolution. Following...

Field cropping data may lift land values by 25% by 2025

The speed of change in smart farming is accelerating and many developments bridge the gap that prevents novices from adopting technology. I have written about...

Developing a precision farming system in South Africa

Every step in a measured approach to precision farming is proving beneficial to this operation in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. Koot Smit grows 1,000 hectares of crops...

Climate Smart Agriculture: How can we be smart about it?

The world has come a long way towards ensuring food security. However, all the good work of the past has the potential to be...

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