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February 2, 2018Knowledge Portal
Developments in the remote sensing of soil erosion in the perspective of sub-Saharan Africa. Implications on future food security and biodiversity

This article reviews developments in the application of remote sensing technologies in sub-Saharan Africa with a explicit emphasis on soil erosion monitoring. The remote sensing of soil erosion has gained substantial consideration, with considerable scientific research work having been conducted in the past, due to technological improvements that have resulted in the release of robust, cheap and high resolution datasets with a global footprint »

February 1, 2018Knowledge Portal
Mobile technologies and digitized data to promote access to finance for women in agriculture

This report provides the state of play of current and promising efforts that use mobile technologies and digitized data to close the gap in access to finance for women in agriculture. The evidence that women both drive agricultural production and rely on it for their livelihoods means that greater financial and informational service provision to women, especially through digital channels, could increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their labor. »

January 22, 2018Knowledge Portal
Climate Smart Agriculture: How Dutch technology can add value to the South African (emerging) farmers

This scoping study examines how new technology will drive value in the evolving agribusiness value chain in South Africa as far as the topic Climate Smart Agriculture and its relation to Dutch technology is concerned. »

Application open for FoodStars Accelerator
January 12, 2018News
Application open for FoodStars Accelerator
Theme: Inclusive Business

FoodStars is a new alliance to foster innovative start-ups in smart farming in metropolitan areas. The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate innovative start-ups in a very short time to maximize market opportunity. The Accelerator is now open for applications. »

December 21, 2017Knowledge Portal
Leveraging ICT innovations to support farmers and farmers’ organisations

This policy brief discusses policy actions needed to empower smallholder farmers to leverage information and communications technology (ICT) innovations for greater productivity and efficiency. The data revolution is helping us make better decisions in all areas of our lives, and farmers are no exception. However, the smallholder farmer is being left behind as more data applications are developed for commercial farming. »

December 19, 2017Knowledge Portal
Internet of things for agriculture

This webinar series highlights the innovation, business models, and demonstration of results on the ground for applying Internet of Things (IoT) in agriculture. IoT – networks of objects that communicate with other objects through Internet – holds potential to transform today’s agriculture by enabling more precise resources management through low-cost sensors and generating large amount of data for effective decision-making. »