Canada Farm Land
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Climate change could increase Canadian crop production

Source: manitobacooperator.ca Climate change is altering weather, raising sea levels and shrinking the Arctic, but that might be a good thing for Canada — at least from an agricultural production standpoint. “It looks like Canada is going to be one of the winners from climate change,” said Jason Clay of the …

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181115 Japanese Agriculture
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Japan introduces healthy yield and advanced farm technology

Source: siasat.com Farmers in Naruto city of Tokushima prefecture in Japan are cultivating sweet potatoes. Those potatoes grown on well-drained sandy soil near the sea are special bland called ‘Naruto Kintoki’. These are more sweet and expensive than normal sweet potatoes. Farmers are using latest cultivation methods to not only …

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181115 Ag startups in Triangle
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Agricultural-focused startups are blossoming in the Triangle

Source: newsobserver.com North Carolina, and the Triangle in particular, has quietly blossomed into a hotbed of startups that are applying cutting-edge technology to agriculture. The state is home to at least 50 entrepreneurial agricultural technology companies, with 28 of those companies based in the Triangle, according to data compiled by …

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061015 IoT-agri-tech
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How sharing equipment can bring farmers more profits

Source: reviewjournal.com With stagnant commodity prices causing farm incomes to fall to their lowest levels in 9 years, America’s farmers are finding new ways to add revenue or cut costs. While the sharing economy has taken hold in urban areas and vacation hot spots with services such as Uber and AirBnB, …

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161115 Robotic harvesting
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Showcasing the cutting edge of new agri-food technology

Source: farminguk.com Robotic harvesting of vegetables, automated weeding techniques and the use of sensitive disease detection software were among the innovative technologies showcased at the UK’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing as part of a new agri-tech initiative. Launched in line with the Government’s quest for the UK to become …

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GFIA Africa: the platform for innovative technologies to combat climate volatility and drought

The South African agricultural sector is bracing itself for what has been described as one of the worst droughts that the country has experienced in decades. The lack of adequate summer rainfall combined with depleting water levels in major dams have already resulted in the introduction of water restrictions and …

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111115 Rwarnda agriculture
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EU-backed agricultural innovations project launched for Africa and Asia

Source: allafrica.com A three-year project dubbed “Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS)”, supported by the European Union has been launched. The €14 million project is expected to enhance efficient and sustainable agriculture innovation systems in eight countries including Rwanda. CDAIS is also aimed at making agriculture more productive and sustainable, …

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111115 Malawi agriculture investment
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African agriculture sector benefits from multi-million investment

Source: footprint2africa.com The Malawi agriculture sector is enjoying a massive investment of about $500 million in the 2015/16 financial year, running from July to June, but the question is whether the sector will get the maximum return from the investment. The donor contribution to the sector is estimated at $265 …

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101115 SmartChick PE Services
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New innovator: SmartChick from PE Services

Source: irishtimes.com For poultry farmers, keeping birds healthy and housed in optimal conditions is the key to success. Now thanks to some perfect matchmaking between academia and industry, a new analytics tool called SmartChick, can help them to do an even better job. The company behind SmartChick is Cavan-based PE …

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091115 Abu Dhabi groundwater solutions
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Abu Dhabi strives to save groundwater resources

Source: khaleejtimes.com EAD has started looking at technologies from around the world that address Abu Dhabi’s specific needs in the efficient management and conservation of groundwater resources. Despite efforts to more effectively manage groundwater resources, Abu Dhabi is confronted with increasing water scarcity. This was stated by Shaikha Al Mazrouei, …

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