Category: Technology

1 Feb 17'

How Agtech trends are overcoming the food production shortage – It’s all about the data. Part 1: Data Collection

There are many ways in which food productivity gains can be, and are being achieved, but none more effective than through the application of technology. AgTech or AgriTech is the...

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18 Jan 17'

REACT COMPONENT BASED DEVELOPMENT FOR EMERGING MARKETS

AgRisk serves diverse and emerging markets including India and China. Developing software products and technologies that serve these markets presents interesting challenges including multiple languages, variety of screen sizes, catering...

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14 Nov 16'

PMFBY PROBLEMS? HARYANA CROP CUTTING HALTED; TECHNOLOGY TO THE RESCUE?

The introduction of the PMFBY insurance scheme in India this year has led to a widely reported increase in the uptake of agricultural insurance across the country. The scheme has been welcome...

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26 Sep 16'

AGRICULTURAL R&D SPENDING—CHINA AND INDIA INVESTING HEAVILY, BUT INVESTMENT RETREATING IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES

Two reports into the global patterns in agricultural R&D spending have recently caught my attention.  Agricultural research is critical for greater productivity, efficiency and poverty reduction. Rapidly growing countries with large...

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13 Sep 16'

CITIZEN SCIENCE VALIDATION OF CROP MASKS

When we build agricultural risk models it is important to have accurate data describing where crops are grown. Most of the existing so-called crop masks are derived from a combination...

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5 Jun 16'

SELF-MILKING COWS DESTROY AGRI-LABOUR MARKET?

It looks like the march of technology is set to continue the “disruption” of our world today and a Swedish-Australian collaboration seems to certainly fit that trend: long-gone are the days of early morning...

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