INNOVATION 081015 Seeds for Needs
INNOVATION

Bioversity triggers ‘Seeds for Needs’ initiative for African farmers

The ‘Seeds for Needs’ initiative helps farmers in Africa to use biodiversity to minimize climate change risks. This initiative exposes farmers to different crop varieties, increases their knowledge of different traits and strengthens their seed systems. The project uses GIS to identify accessions in genebanks suitable for farmers’ conditions and …

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INNOVATION 061015 Phumelela Solutions
INNOVATION

Affordable organic fertiliser production made possible by Phumelela Solutions

Phumelela Solutions provides an affordable alternative waste management solution for municipalities that eliminates air and ground water pollution. Through biotechnology and vermicomposting, the system produces affordable organic fertilizer products called Zuka Gud Grow for use in agriculture. Combining indigenous knowledge and bioscience, Phumelela solutions use widely available waste material and …

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Innovation AgMIP
INNOVATION

AgMIP aiming to improve productivity and yields

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is a major international effort linking the climate, crop, and economic modeling communities with cutting-edge information technology to produce improved crop and economic models and the next generation of climate impact projections for the agricultural sector. The goals of AgMIP are to …

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Innovation 250915 Kepler-Weber Kikapu
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Grain conversion technology from Kepler Weber

Kepler Weber has developed a unique solution for the conservation of grain for small farmers in Africa. One of the key differentiators is the solar-powered ventilation system, giving the product environmental credibility and enabling installation anywhere. Ventilation allows for ideal storage conditions, reducing losses in production through moisture and fungi. …

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Innovation 220915 Claphijo Enterprise
INNOVATION

Solar drier solutions from Claphijo Enterprise

A solar drier is a device which uses the heat of the sun to reduce the moisture content of a product such as fresh fruit and vegetables. The Solar Energy Drier by Claphijo Enterprise  is a simple, low-cost technology that uses the heat of the sun to dehydrate fresh fruits and …

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170915 Esoko innovation
INNOVATION

Discover the benefits of the Esoko farmer helpline

Esoko is a simple but powerful communication tool for businesses, projects, NGOs and governments to connect with farmers. Use any mix of our web and mobile apps, original agricultural content, and on-the-ground deployment services for your marketing, monitoring and advisory needs. Esoko is a for-profit company with a mission to …

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INNOVATION

Afrotech’s Red Lines

Afrotech seeks to pioneer Red and Blue Lines in the lower sky. It defines a Red Line as a cargo drone route for medical and emergency use, often in remote locations. A Blue Line is a commercial cargo drone route, often in and around cities. Red Line was founded by …

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INNOVATION

Google Glass for hands-free data entry and manipulation

IntelliScout is changing the idea of hands-free work in farming. IntelliScout is a dashboard console interface which links together crop data points using Goggle Glass and enables the user to accurately locate and tag crop isssues – visualising them hands-free and making site-specific treatments in real time. It can be …

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Controlled environment agricultureINNOVATION

The grow-anywhere soilless solution

Mebiol has invented a sustainable agro-technology that can effectively replace soil; demonstrably it enabled farmers to grow high quality vegetables safely even in soil-free locations places like deserts, concrete floors and seriously contaminated land where conventional farming is impossible. During 2009, Mebiol successfully grew sweet tomatoes in the UAE to …

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The Bio Product Processor – a portable refinery for the farm

The Bio Product Processor (BPP), developed by TCE Gofour, turns oil crops into high-quality (semi)-finished products for food and medical applications through use of an enzymatic process. The system also produces high-quality protein for feed applications. Besides this, also electricity and heat can be extracted from the Bio Product Processor. …

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