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Intensified dairy farming at South African site

Source: dairyglobal.net De Kock Cloete from Loch Lotus near Riviersonderend in South Africa’s Western Cape province farms on two relatively small but adjacent farms of 467ha and 530ha respectively. Having considered his land too small for economically sustainable grain production, he chose to go the dairy route instead. To maximise his …

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Dairymaster’s latest innovation launched at AgriScot

Source: farminguk.com ‘Eye in the sky’ technology is becoming more affordable, but what is the most useful type of imaging and is it best to work with an experienced contractor or invest in your own technology? Satellite imagery is widely available but lacks the detail that can be gained by …

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Innovating offshore fish farming

Source: worldfishing.net In 2015 SUBflex became a SME (Small-Medium Enterprise) Instrument of the EU Commission’s programme Horizon 2020 and, in October, passed on to Phase 2 of the programme, receiving significant funding for its R&D. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with nearly €80 billion …

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Big Data is on call to deliver more food for a growing population

Source: greenbiz.com Amid the looming sustainability challenges of our time is how the world will feed 2.5 billion more people in a few decades — even as rising sea levels and warmer temperatures take away some arable land. One answer is bringing Big Data to the rescue. Farm productivity will need …

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The innovations that could help solve California’s water crisis

Source: nbcbayarea.com A three-month-long NBC Bay Area investigation into California’s water crisis found several Silicon Valley technology companies and venture capitalists ready to design, produce and manufacture innovative high-tech solutions to the state’s drought. But the investigation also discovered that California’s labyrinth of rules, regulations, and the multiple agencies that …

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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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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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Agriculture innovation centre opens at Bridgewater College

A £3 million centre dedicated to innovations in agriculture has been opened at Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre. More than 80 people, including agricultural company representatives and town dignitaries, attended the celebration, hearing speeches from Bridgwater College’s principal, Mike Robbins and head of agriculture innovation Ian Tremain. “The investment we have made into …

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Uncertainties surround farming reform in Tanzania

Source: voanews.com Several transnational corporations have come to Tanzania to invest in plantations in the country’s Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor, a region the size of Italy. The initiative is sponsored by a food security alliance created by the G7 group of industrialized countries. The goal is to bring innovation to …

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