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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...

African universities urged to focus on farming technology

The African Development Bank has urged academic institutions to adapt their curriculum to enable technology-driven farming, saying there is no reason why Africa should be spending $35bn a year importing food. According to the bank’s president, Akinwumi Adesina, the rapid...

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...

Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) has warned that there is an increased probability of...

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) has warned that there is an increased probability of drought inducing El Niño weather conditions recurring in southern Africa including Zimbabwe during the upcoming 2018/2019 agricultural season. During the 2015/2016 period, the region...

BitMari to Launch Smart Farm Contracts to Aid in Agricultural Funding in Africa

Are you a small scale farmer ready to expand your projects but funding has been a challenge? BitMari  will be launching the "Bitmari Smart Farm Contracts", a platform aimed at connecting farm contract buyers world wide with the best...

New sugar bean variety cultivar NUA674 could save zimbabwe up to $USD 120 k...

Zimbabwe continues to shine in the field of agricultural research, with local plant breeders coming up new improved bean varieties that can enhance productivity and the country’s overall food security. One such centre which has been at the forefront...

Welthungerhilife (WHH) -a German aid agency- is looking for a partner to help them develop...

according to techzim , Welthungerhilife (WHH) -a German aid agency- is looking for a partner to help them develop the AgriShare Application. This app will be used to link farmers to agricultural within the country. Whoever is awarded the tender will work...
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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...

eMbare : a recently launched market place for vendors

eMbare is a recently launched market place for vendors and before I even used the app I was impressed that this thing exists. I was impressed because this is inclusive technology. Apps of this kind prove that the internet...

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...