Data – the fertiliser that will feed Africa’s agricultural transformation

Everywhere we look, technology is being touted as the enabler of a new era of African agricultural prosperity. The exciting world of possibilities offered by blockchain, IoT (the Internet of Things), machine learning and the like has made companies, governments and policy-makers sit up and take notice of how such…

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Enter ILRI’s Global Farming Data Competition 2018

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has launched a competition challenging all data lovers to come up with novel ways to use a big new dataset to improve understanding of farming practices and outcomes in low-income nations. The competition is co-sponsored by United Kingdom (UK) University of Bristol’s Jean Golding…

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Great push to improve animal health for sub-Saharan farmers

Veterinary experts from several international research institutions are driving an initiative worth US$7.12 million to provide appropriate technology to improve animal health and productivity in sub-Saharan Africa. The Supporting Evidence Based Interventions Initiative (SEBI) is a global scheme combining the expertise from several research institutions and partners to provide practical…

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New SAP management system integrates smallholder farmers into global supply chain

A new management system from SAP will connect smallholder farmers and suppliers in rural areas digitally with the global supply chain. SAP, a global leader in software manufacturing, developed the Rural Sourcing Management solution. It enables agri-businesses and consumer product companies to track their produce from farm to factory through…

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