061115 Solar irrigation and other award winners
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The 12 game-changing technologies recognized in International Water Week

Source: greentechlead.com At Amsterdam International Water Week, Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development recognized 12 new game-changing solutions that will increase water availability and promote efficient use of water in agriculture. The solutions that won the award include: AgroSolar Irrigation Technology – Kenya: Scaling a solar photovoltaic-powered …

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271015 GPS Satellites for aquaculture
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Could satellites change systems for aquaculture?

Source: thefishsite.com Developments in satellite, space and tracking technology are starting to have repercussions far beyond field mapping for crops and GPS guidance systems for farm machinery. This technology is now touching all aspects of food production from livestock and arable farming to aquaculture and along the food production chain …

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131015 Quantifiied Ag Connected cows
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Why connected cows could be a big part of agriculture’s future

Source: agriculture.com As you look across your cattle herd, how soon are you able to identify cows that aren’t feeling well? Early diagnosis not only reduces your risk of mortality but the number of times you may have to treat a sick animal. “Historically, there are 22.5 million cattle on …

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250915 Apps for Africa
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Five African e-farming startups to watch

Source: disrupt-africa.com The use of technology in Africa’s agricultural sector – to improve access to information, increase efficiencies, and grow output and profits – is gaining traction continent-wide. This trend is particularly visible in Kenya, where local startups are implementing tech – and often mobile-based – solutions to support the …

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290915 Owen Paterson
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Environmentalists urged to argue case for technology in agriculture

Source: fginsight.com Former Defra Secretary Owen Paterson has joined forces with high-profile environmentalists to promote ‘eco-modernism’, the idea that science and technology hold the key to enhancing the world’s natural environment. Paterson once again attacked the ‘green blob’ of environmental groups who he blames for turning Europe into a ‘museum …

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140915 Targeted technology
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Targeted technology to solve agricultural challenges

Source: thecattlesite.com Agriculture and livestock farming needs to target better what it is putting into production in order to achieve improved yields. Dr Pete Berry from agricultural advisors ADAS, speaking at the Smart Agriculture conference in Birmingham, UK, said that the improved targeting needed to be in both time and space …

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070915 iSperm to help farmers
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How farmers can turn iPads into sperm analyzers

Source: fastcodesign.com Reproduction is big business. The tech industry is tackling ways to streamline this fact of life, creating fertility-tracking apps, wearable monitors, and ovulation detectors, among others. And it’s not only humans that are part of the mix. Animal breeding is just as challenging. The Taiwan-based startup Aidmics Biotechnology …

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Livestock and climate change: Where the big opportunities lie

Some of our biggest opportunities for both reducing and coping with climate change lie among the one billion poor people raising farm animals across the developing world, says systems analyst and livestock – climate change scientist Philip Thornton of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Source: ILRI Thornton says livestock …

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Managing the health risks associated with agriculture: an overview of research

Author: Tezira Lore. Source: AgHealth Over 60% of the newly identified infectious diseases that have affected people over the past few decades have been caused by pathogens originating from animals or animal products. In agricultural areas that use more water, people face increased risk of infectious diseases, especially through zoonotic …

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