E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "crop farming"

Posts on the topic "crop farming"

  • WSIS 2017 prize winner: Latvias's Rural Support Service Electronic Application System

    Latvias's Rural Support Service Electronic Application System was named Action Line C7 E-agriculture winner at WSIS 2017 . The prize winners of the 18 different categories are a result of an online consultation resulting of more than 1.1 million votes casted. The Rural Support Service is responsible for the implementation of the European Union support policies in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development. It supervises the compliance of the projects with the laws and regulations in place. The Electronic Application System (EAS) started as system for applying for payments to...
  • e-Agriculture webinar: Remote control of water pumps with mobile phones in India

    Date: 30th of June – 3.30 PM CEST – 7PM IST Topic: Nano Ganesh is a mobile-based remote controller for water pumps. This innovation features an electronic hardware based remote control system, operated by a mobile phone with mobile​signal connectivity at both ends. It serves as an interface between...
  • Webinar: Plant Protection & Benefit of Smart Agriculture Metrology

    Webinar: Plant Protection & Benefit of Smart Agriculture Metrology Date June 27, 2017 | TIME: 15:00 (GMT) Description Smart agriculture metrology can play a major role in the control of plant diseases. Hence, better management of environmental and plant parameters is a key contributor to plants’ protection and most efficient use of chemicals. At this engaging 30 minutes webinar the farming economist Peter Raatjes will talk about the general issues with plant diseases, show several strategies of plant protection and offer practical in-the-field tips with a focus on smart agriculture...
  • SoilMapp for iPad: soil information at your fingertips

    SoilMapp is an app for iPad that lets users find out soil information such as how much water the soil holds, its clay content and acidity, among other attributes related to agricultural productivity and land management. The app enables users to view maps, photographs, satellite images, tables and graphs of data about nearby soils and learn about the soil’s physical and chemical characteristics (acidity, soil carbon, available water storage, salinity and erodibility). View this SoilMapp introductory video: Credits: CSIRO SoilMapp is designed for Australian farmers, consultants, planners,...
  • The Yield app uses sensing systems to help farmers improve yields in Australia

    The Yield is an Internet of Things (IoT) Australian product company that aims to use technology to improve yields in agriculture and aquaculture. The Yield combines wireless sensor networks and localised data to inform farmers and growers on the best decisions to make regarding their yelds. The Yield uses Sensing+, a microclimate sensing system for agriculture which measures data from different points around the farm and provides hyper local predictions based on the farm's growing conditions by using data analytics and artificial intelligence. Watch The Yield's presentation video: Credits:...
  • How Digital Technology Is Changing Farming in Africa

    In a recent article on Harvard Business Review, Ndubuisi Ekekwe explores how digital technology is poised at providing a solution to increase farm productivity in Africa. In this article he reviews the food challenges affecting Africa such as weather changes, rural-urban migration that deprives farming communities of young people and deforestation amongst many challenges. While African governments have employed many policy instruments to improve farm productivity, yields are still marginally improving. The article notes that African entrepreneurs are interested in how farmers work and how...
  • FAO Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) beta version portal is now online

    The first beta release of the FAO Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) portal is available as of 14 April 2017. The FAO portal monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East. The portal provides open access to the water productivity database and allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity. The portal provides information on variables such as water productivity, land productivity, above ground biomass production,...
  • Unmanned Mowing Robots will soon be available in Japan

    Agricultural work in mountainous areas such as grass cutting is done manually. Because of the many slopes it is difficult to introduce a robot. At the same time, there is a huge labour shortage in japanese agriculture as the rural population is aging and the young are not attracted by the agricultural sector. The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will work on the development of an unmanned mowing robot. The new unmanned vehicle is based on a passenger type mowing machine, but obviously much smaller. It has been miniaturized essentially by changing the power from engine...
  • Tanzania uses drones to aid in mapping and prevent clashes over land

    Since September 2016, Tanzania's government deploys drones for land mapping in rural areas in order to stop frequent clashes between farmers and cattle herders over land and scarce water resources. "The use of drones helps us to define the boundaries of plots of land on the ground with great accuracy," said Samuel Msaki, a senior land mapping official at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), capture high-resolution images that can be used to conduct precise aerial surveys so that national planners can identify and digitize actual...
  • The Talking Book: a programmable audio computer that shares locally-relevant knowledge

    Literacy Bridge was founded in 2007 to improve livelihoods through comprehensive programs that provide access to locally relevant knowledge. Its ‘Talking Book’ is a simple and low-cost audio-based mobile device that allows people with minimal literacy skills in rural areas, without electricity or internet access, to get access and share knowledge on agriculture and health. The Talking Book can speak multiple languages and can play content on different topics based on the knowledge of local experts. It also allow recording onto it, so that users can create and document their own knowledge...