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ICT in AgricultureNEWS

IFPRI: Africa needs agricultural information

Access to good quality agricultural information is holding back the development of much of Africa’s agriculture market, according to Maximo Torero, director of markets, trade and institutional division at The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Source: Agri Investor Ahead of speaking at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture …

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Icts
ICT in AgricultureNEWS

New UK report on agriculture and ICT

ICTs can be used to attain specific development and poverty-reduction goals, says British Parliamentary group Source: CABI The UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agriculture and Food for Development has published a report on Harnessing the Potential: Exploring ICTs and Knowledge Sharing in agriculture. Evidence given by CABI was included …

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geoinformatics
ICT in AgricultureINNOVATION

Agro-geoinformatics: the new tool for food security

A shift in paradigm from landscape to farmscape for ensuring food security, sustainability and land use management Source: ICARDA Geospatial technologies are becoming an integral part of solving the food security equation from an integrated research and development, aid intervention and delivery programs, policy, and outreach. A recent advance in …

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farm apps
ICT in AgricultureINNOVATION

Farm data in the hand

Pens and notepads no longer needed in the field Source: Farm Apps Farm Apps has released three productivity apps – F-Track Live, uSee and Harvest Calc – all supporting manual in-the-field data entry plus direct feeds from local and community-accessible remote sensor networks. F-Track live is cloud based and enables …

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New technology helps farmers conserve fertilizer and protect their crops
ICT in AgricultureINNOVATION

Adapt-N: solving the nitrogen problem through software

A software program from Cornell researchers aims to conserve fertilizer, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect farmers’ crops. Now the big seed companies are taking notice

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