Increasing investment in Australian AgTech pivotal to our economic success: report

A new report released today by the United States Studies Centre – the first of its kind –analyses the volume, value, and makeup of AgTech investment in Australia.

EU-funded scientists developed adaptable ground and aerial robots that can transform farming

Utilising the data delivered from the UAV, the UGV prototype, called Bonirob, autonomously navigates its environment and performs actions at set locations. For example, it can spray a pesticide onto a selected crop area, and in the case of weed presence, it can get rid of them mechanically, avoiding the use of dangerous herbicides.

EU's Call for Proposals: ERANETs in agri-food

The agri-food sector needs to take more advantage of the potential of digital technologies. Relevant technologies may include Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data technologies, remote and localised sensing.
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3D visualization of GIS data in coconut plantation management: challenges and opportunities

The aim of this paper is to reveal the existing challenges and find opportunities of online 3D visualization of GIS data in coconut plantation management.

Sustainable agricultural mechanization can redeem Africa from perpetual food insecurity

The framework presents a menu of priority elements to be considered by AUC Member States when developing their own national strategies for sustainable agricultural mechanization.

Modern bioenergy leads the growth of all renewables to 2023, according to latest IEA market forecast

Modern bioenergy will have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023, underscoring its critical role in building a robust renewable portfolio and ensuring a more secure and sustainable energy system, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest market forecast.

Machine Learning Applications on Agricultural Datasets for Smart Farm Enhancement

This work aims to show how to manage heterogeneous information and data coming from real datasets that collect physical, biological, and sensory values.

From Seed to Server: The Evolution of Modern Agriculture

IBM is bringing data and AI together with the global release of the Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture to help growers and enterprises make better decisions.

Technological Innovation for Agricultural Statistics: Special Supplement to Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2018

This report showcases the role that technology can play in improving the quality, timeliness, and frequency of agricultural statistics in Asia and the Pacific.

Call for Proposals: Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Pest and Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries

The goal of this topic is to solicit innovative tools and technologies for crop pests and disease surveillance over large geographic regions in low-income countries. We are looking for tools and approaches that have the potential to transform crop pest and disease surveillance globally, with a focus on low-income countries.
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International Job Vacancy: Expert in Cassava value chain

The Expert in Cassava value chain will work with our team on the development of a commercial cassava plantation and an integrated cassava processing plant (cassava starch, waste to animal feed, waste to energy).
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A Research Study on BioControl Agents Market By Competitive Landscape, Geographic & End-User Segment

The global Biocontrol Agents market is estimated to surpass $3.71 billion by 2023 growing at an estimated CAGR of more than 9.86% during 2018 to 2023 majorly driven by the growing awareness of biocontrol agents among consumers. In addition to this, increasing concentration in food contamination due to variety of chemicals is fueling the market growth What are Biocontrol Agents? Biocontrol agents are the natural organisms like parasitism, predation and other mechanisms for controlling the plant pests. They play a key role in controlling the plant pests such as nematodes, weeds, mites. These biocontrol agents helps in maintaining and balancing the plant species like nematodes weeds, insects and mites. Biocontrol agents have no side effects as they are eco- friendly in nature.
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African Development Bank seeks partnerships to establish Staple Crop Processing Zones across Africa

The Bank’s ongoing initiatives had the objectives of growing income for farmers, stabilizing prices for staple crops, reducing losses and stimulating multiplier effects in local economies. With its Staple Crop Processing Zones and other initiatives, the Bank is demonstrating how this can be done.

Pepper-picking robot demonstrates its skills in greenhouse labour automation

The SWEEPER robot is the first sweet pepper harvesting robot in the world demonstrated in a commercial greenhouse. It is designed to operate in a single stem row cropping system, with a crop having non-clustered fruits and little leaf occlusion.

Tomatoes 'mixing chemical cocktails': Early detection of disease resistance in food crops

A new approach promises to forecast cultivar resistance much earlier than was possible before. Researchers can now analyse cultivar resistance at seedling stage for a range of threats. They use plant metabolomics and statistical modelling to decode the plants' chemical defences.

Call for Applications: IoT.ATL AgTech Challenge - Innovative AgTech solutions

The IoT.ATL AgTech Challenge will select six solutions to tackle the growing global food shortages. Startups are encouraged to collaborate to provide one complete and innovative AgTech solution. The selected startups will get access to a 20-foot shipping container along the Atlanta Beltline to pilot their AgTech over the course of 12-months as part of Atlanta's Demonstration Project program.
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Call for Proposals: Blockchain use cases in Agriculture

The objective of this call is to support the implementation of blockchain use cases addressing the agri-food sector in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries, in order to contribute to its transformation.
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Top Three Ways Blockchain Is Killing It in Agribusiness

We’re going to look at how blockchain in agribusiness is actually making a positive impact already with real, live use cases and companies making cost-savings and improving efficiencies now.

As climate change reshapes agriculture, international trade will be increasingly important to feeding the world

The profile of emerging economies in global agricultural trade has greatly increased, with rising per capita incomes and reduced poverty levels. This has boosted food consumption and imports and led to gains in agricultural productivity, driving up food exports, not only to markets in the industrialized world but also to other countries in the Global South.

Global Blockchain Technology Market in the Agriculture Sector to grow at a CAGR of over 56% during 2018-2022

The IoT devices used in smart supply chain management in the agriculture sector require an application platform to transmit data. Blockchain technology is gaining popularity in the smart supply chain management in the agriculture sector.

Water Productivity through Open Access of remotely sensed derived data portal (WaPOR)

The WaPOR portal provides publicly accessible, near real-time data to monitor agricultural water productivity, using innovative satellite technology.