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uses of IoT Applications in Agriculture

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the capability to transform the world we live in; more-efficient industries, connected cars, and smarter cities are all components of the IoT equation. However, the application of technology like IoT in agriculture could have the...

Its high time to invest in African agritech

The World Bank report, Agriculture in Africa– Telling Facts from Myths 2017 recently noted that economic growth and urbanisation, higher food prices, and change in demographics and climate were all affecting the agricultural environment in Africa and testing the...

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Harare Agric Show 2018 bigger, better

THE much anticipated 2018 Harare Agricultural Show will run from Au­gust 27 to September 1, 2018 at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society Business Park. The Show this year will be held under the theme: "Field to Industry: Produce. Connect. Develop."  "As ZAS...

Cotton makes a comeback

Zimbabwe’s cotton deliveries have reached 100 000 tonnes – surpassing last year’s national output of 74 000 tonnes, The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe has said. At its peak in 2013, the country produced 352 000 tonnes of cotton, but plummeted...

Disease identification app can boost food security

A team of researchers that has developed an app which will allow small-scale farmers in Africa to identify cassava diseases has won a US$100 000 (R1,4 million) grant to expand the tool for use on other root, tuber and...

Did you know that Baobab trees have more than 100 uses?

The African baobab is a remarkable species. Not only because of its size and lifespan but also in the special way it grows multiple fused stems. In the space between these stems (called false cavities) bark grows, which is...
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Weed-killing AI robot the future & pesticide disruption

Smart weed-killing robots are here to disrupt the pesticide industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw4p31gtX60 A slew of AI weed killers are on the horizon and have the potential to disrupt the multibillion dollar pesticides business. Among them is Swiss-company ecoRobotix and its weed-killing robot. It's...

Farmers fail to meet Wheat Planting dealine : research has shown that yields...

Sharon Chigeza Manicaland Correspondent FARMERS in Manicaland who failed to meet the May 15 planting deadline for winter wheat are making a last-minute rush to put their crop in the fields to ensure optimum yields. In an interview, Manicaland provincial agronomist...

Local entrepreneur launches agric online investment platform

A United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean investor, Michael Matope, says he is in talks with foreign financiers to raise about £250 000 ($334 583) to expand his recently launched online agricultural crowd sourcing investment platform, Farmvest. BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA Matope introduced Farmvest recently...