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JDC Launches TOV, Empowering Africa’s Smallholder Farmers

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) launched Tikkun Olam Ventures (TOV), an innovative new program addressing poverty among Africa’s smallholder farmers.

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Askham Bryan College constructed modern digital Farm hub

Askham Bryan College’s home farm is all set for a transformation. A modern digital hub is to be constructed for student learning and to showcase the future of farming.

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Kingston University to explore 5G technology for farmers

New research into how cutting-edge 5G technology could pave the way for a new era of ‘smart' farming that would allow intelligent drones to monitor crops and livestock is being carried out by Kingston University experts.

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Jharkhand farmers visit to Israel to learn modern agri techniques

Chief minister Raghubar Das on Sunday sent a delegation of 26 farmers from 24 districts of Jharkhand on a four-day exposure visit to Israel to learn modern agriculture techniques.

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Western Growers Partners with Agritech New Zealand

Western Growers (WG) has formalized a new strategic partnership with Agritech New Zealand to strengthen, share and accelerate the development of agricultural technologies, as well as help businesses in both countries access U.S. and New Zealand agriculture markets.

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TCEB pushes Thailand as a hub for modern agriculture

Thailand set to host two major agricultural business events which feature smart technologies during 22-24 August 2018.

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Genetics technology to help farmers to produce more crops

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.

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Victorian govt began search for cutting-edge agtech

The Andrews Labor Government began a global search to find cutting-edge agtech to support its On-Farm Internet of Things Trial.

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Brazilian agri-techs showcasing state-of-the-art technology

With a growing urban population and a growing need for food, Brazil can help ensure India’s food security in a sustainable manner through the exchange of latest food processing and agriculture technology.

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XAG and Harper Adams University partnership for new technology in UK

The National Centre for Precision Farming (NCPF) at Harper Adams University and XAG, one of the world’s largest drone and robot company, have recently formed a strategic academic and research partnership.

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Aeris & Ranch Systems Unite to Improve Smart Farming

Aeris, a technology leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), said it is collaborating with Ranch Systems of Novato, CA to help farmers and businesses improve their sustainable water management, food production and environmental monitoring.

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FFA, Microsoft to develop tech-based agricultural curriculum

The National FFA Organization and Microsoft Corp., on Thursday announced their collaboration to bring innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship to the classrooms of the more than 650,000 FFA student members nationwide through an initiative known as Blue 365.

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New technology to maximise fodder on Limerick farms

UCSB SmartFarm is a research project that investigates the design and implementation of an open source, hybrid cloud approach to agriculture analytics for enabling sustainable farming practices.

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UCSB SmartFarm research project by CS department

UCSB SmartFarm is a research project that investigates the design and implementation of an open source, hybrid cloud approach to agriculture analytics for enabling sustainable farming practices.

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To alleviate labor costs UI professor develops farming robot

Researchers at the University developed robots to help farmers of the Midwest tend to their fields. Some models, priced at $5,000, are already being used by early adopters.

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University of Western Australia collaborate with AgTech hub

The University of Western Australia and agribusiness technology commercialisation hub Oterra have signed a collaboration agreement in a drive to accelerate innovation in agriculture and food technology.

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Smart Agri-Systems initiative by University of Leeds

Farmers and agri-businesses are facing more challenges, including political climate changes, fluctuating trading patterns and the need to increase efficiency and productivity.

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THRIVE agtech business park in Salinas

SVG Partners announced during its annual Demo Day held at the Forbes AgTech Summit the details of its expanded THRIVE 2018-2019 program and the unveiling of the new THRIVE Business Park adjacent to Salinas’ airport.

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Indigo launches the world's largest agriculture lab

Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces today the expansion of its innovation platform, Indigo Research PartnersTM.

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Unique full-scale educational farm in northern Israel

Starting with wheat fields and an almond grove, a full-scale sustainable educational farm now taking root in Israel’s Jezreel Valley will be an international showcase for cutting-edge Israeli technologies in precision agriculture

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Rice technology demo farm established in Ilocos Norte town

George Fox University engineering students will have the opportunity to provide technical assistance to small farmers and rural businesses thanks to a $100,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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New £3.2 million agri-informatics facility at Cranfield University

George Fox University engineering students will have the opportunity to provide technical assistance to small farmers and rural businesses thanks to a $100,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Clemson expert bringing high-tech solutions to the farm

George Fox University engineering students will have the opportunity to provide technical assistance to small farmers and rural businesses thanks to a $100,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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George Fox University awarded $100,000 USDA grant to assist farmers

George Fox University engineering students will have the opportunity to provide technical assistance to small farmers and rural businesses thanks to a $100,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Agrible® Launches Improved Agricultural Technology Platform

Mahindra group firm EPC Industrie Ltd today said it has formed a joint venture with Israeli greenhouse company, Top Greenhouses Ltd, to work in protected cultivation industry.

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Mahindra group launches joint venture with israeli agtech company

Mahindra group firm EPC Industrie Ltd today said it has formed a joint venture with Israeli greenhouse company, Top Greenhouses Ltd, to work in protected cultivation industry.

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Cutting-Edge Technology Program to Enhance Crop Monitoring

Israel is working with Ethiopia and other East African countries to improve agriculture by developing new technologies such technologies include but not limited to Computer drip irrigation.

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GEPA sign MOU to boost cashew production with modern technologies

Israel is working with Ethiopia and other East African countries to improve agriculture by developing new technologies such technologies include but not limited to Computer drip irrigation.

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Ethiopia-Israel Strengthen Agriculture with New Technologies

Israel is working with Ethiopia and other East African countries to improve agriculture by developing new technologies such technologies include but not limited to Computer drip irrigation.

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High tech for hunting of mushrooms

Liu, an amateur mushroom hunter herself, is developing tools that allow foragers to collect data on environmental conditions while they hunt for fungi.

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HUGrow, new food and ag-tech accelerator

Yissum Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in collaboration with its seed investment fund AgrInnovation, announced the launch of HUGrow, a new food and ag-tech accelerator.

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Artificial Intelligence based agriculture Experiment

Alphabet's X and John Deere, startups and universities are looking to AI-based agriculture to address these problems

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Mahindra to establish Ag Tech Center in US

Mahindra & Mahindra, the world's largest tractor manufacturer, by volume, today announced plans to set-up a Mahindra Ag Tech Center in the United States at Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.

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Cloud Platform to create digital identity of palm trees

From managing flood to the digital transformation of palm trees, cloud technology seems to be moving from being an efficiency improver to a default platform of creating new business models.

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Ethiopia-Israel to improve agriculture by developing new technologies

Israel is working with Ethiopia and other East African countries to improve agriculture by developing new technologies such technologies include but not limited to Computer drip irrigation.

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Deere invest in test lab for agricultural spraying and applications technology

Deere & Company plans to construct a new 33,000-square-foot facility at the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park as a design and test lab for agricultural spraying and applications technology.

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Researchers create microparticles to save honey bees

Honey bee colonies could be saved from collapse in the future thanks to a microscopic particle that attracts pesticides, as created by Washington State University researchers..

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Phytelligence brings MultiPHY™ technology to revolutionize Indian horticulture

Cambridge is spearheading a new agritech cluster to help develop promising businesses in the sector.

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Cambridge is spearheading new agritech cluster

Cambridge is spearheading a new agritech cluster to help develop promising businesses in the sector.

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Blockchain technology fix for mango producers

Adelaide AgTech startup T-Provenance has raised $500,000 to pilot its blockchain technology with Northern Australian mango producers, as part of a two-year project being managed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA).

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CropLogic Enters into Australian AgTech Market

CropLogic Limited (ASX:CLI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Share Sale Agreement (Acquisition) for its first strategic ‘beachhead’ acquisition in Australia of agronomy services company, Ag Logic Pty Ltd (Ag Logic), based in a key Australian potato growing state, Tasmania.

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Agtech startups Boosting Harvest in Australia

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach announced that USDA is allocating almost $70 million from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to support 494 projects in 49 states, Guam and Puerto Rico.

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USDA Provides California $14.8 million to fight pests & promote agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach announced that USDA is allocating almost $70 million from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to support 494 projects in 49 states, Guam and Puerto Rico.

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DTN Acquire Spensa Technologies to boost agricultural predictive modelling

DTN, an independent source of insight and analysis, and decision-support solutions to customers worldwide in agriculture, energy, commodities and financial analytics, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Spensa Technologies, a precision agriculture technology company.

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UV light enhancement system boosts crop yield

BioLumic, creators of the first ultraviolet (UV) crop yield enhancement system, announced the close of $5 million in Series A financing.

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GCC’s first commercial vertical farm in Dubai

The GCC’s first commercial vertical farm, which grows leafy green vegetables using coconut husks instead of soil and requires 90 per cent less water than regular farming, has officially launched in Dubai.

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First National agtech innovation hub in Mildura

Australia’s leading national agtech innovation hub, SproutX today opened its doors in Mildura in a move that is set to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs across the Mallee region.

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Trimble becomes corporate partner to join the THRIVE

SVG Partners announced today that Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) has become the latest corporate partner to join the THRIVE AgTech Venture & Innovation Platform.

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UK Government announces £90 million for agri-tech

The Ordnance Survey’s use of cutting edge satellite imagery and digital data collection to map over 200,000 miles of England’s farmland and the CROPROTECT app which helps farmers protect crops from pests

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GreenSight Agronomics Granted FAA Waiver For BVLOS Drone Operations

GreenSight Agronomics, a drone services and agricultural intelligence provider, has secured a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate its drone system beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).

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NCIA Recognizes urban-gro with its Excellence in Technology Award for 2nd Year

urban-gro, a leading Cannabis cultivation technologies company delivering best-in-class systems, solutions, and technologies for large-scale commercial cultivators across North America, today announced the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has, for the second year in a row, recognized urban-gro with its Excellence in Technology award in the category of Cultivation.

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Paulding Ag Education program introduced new technology

The Paulding Agriculture Education program has introduced a new technology to its program. The past month, the Paulding greenhouse class has been learning about different growing methods besides traditional soil growing.

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Technology to practise eco-friendly farming and increase yield

Bengal government will take help of electronic nose (E-nose) technology to determine the quality of aromatic rice and pulse varieties that the state government buys from farmers to be sold at - Sufal Bangla- fair-price outlets across the state.

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E-nose technology to determine quality of agri products

Bengal government will take help of electronic nose (E-nose) technology to determine the quality of aromatic rice and pulse varieties that the state government buys from farmers to be sold at - Sufal Bangla- fair-price outlets across the state.

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Hi-tech nursery to produce high quality seedlings

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that his government’s activities are oriented towards ensuring the welfare of farmers for a better farming culture.

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Myriad Mobile acquired ag technology company

Myriad Mobile (Myriad), a full-service mobile and web application development company, today announced it has acquired Omaha-based ag technology company iNet Solutions Group (iNet).

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Telefonica promote the digitalization of farms in Spain

Telefónica , through the Visualnacert group company dedicated to the agrotech sector, will promote the digitalization of farms in Spain in collaboration with the multinational John Deere .

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New Ag-tech facility to make Melbourne smart farming hub

A first-of-its-kind ag-tech facility will be established in Melbourne’s’ southeast with the vision to innovate new smart farming techniques including automated harvesting and driverless vehicles in response to the growing challenges faced by the agriculture sector.

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DARPA latest program Advanced Plant Technologies(APT)

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is pursuing research into genetically modifying plants to turn them into self-sustaining surveillance sensors.

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Bosch makes farms digital with sensors and connected platform

With farmers using sensors to determine the perfect time for harvesting, consulting apps to measure soil temperature, and steering automated tractors across fields, the market for agricultural technology is growing worldwide.

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Experimental robotic farm run by UK scientists

An experimental robotic farm run by UK scientists has been harvested for the first time, yielding about five tonnes of spring barley.

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John Deere Completes acquisition of Blue River Technology

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Blue River Technology. Earlier in September, Deere said it signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Sunnyvale, California Company to enhance John Deere's leadership position in precision agriculture.

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CSIRO and Ruralco partnership to drive digital farming

$1.5 billion is invested each year in agricultural and rural R&D in Australia. This has contributed towards a 2.8 per cent per annum productivity growth over the past three decades and led to the application of new technologies across the agribusiness sector.

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Watson cognitive technology to help farm sector in India

IBM's India research lab using its Watson cognitive technology to help farmers determine potential crop yields and protect against pests.

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Semios Wins British Columbia Technology Impact Award

Semios, the provider of a precision agriculture solution to growers of tree fruits and tree nuts, is pleased to announce it has been named ‘Most Promising Startup’ at the 2017 BC Technology Impact Awards.

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Banks and Companies Lined Up Agri-tech Initiatives

To help farmers overcome the devastating effects of drought, harnessing modern tools is critical. At the InterDrought-V conference held in Hyderabad, India, this was the key message from Sri Krishna Byre Gowda, Minister of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka.

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InterDrought-V Conference for Modern Agriculture Technologies to Combat Drought

To help farmers overcome the devastating effects of drought, harnessing modern tools is critical. At the InterDrought-V conference held in Hyderabad, India, this was the key message from Sri Krishna Byre Gowda, Minister of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka.

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Ag Techniques to Increase Medicinal Crop Produce.

Agriculture College of Indore is working on varietal development and agro techniques to enhance production of medicinal crops in the Madhya Pradesh state, with an aim to promote medicinal plantations in the region.

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USDA Report Highlights Scientific Research.

Results of investments in scientific research including 222 new inventions, 94 patents awarded and 125 new patent applications filed in 2015 are released by The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Local Solutions for Tractors Offered by Bosch India

Bosch Rexroth India Pvt. Ltd. strategically located strong production network of plants provide agricultural customers a cost-effective system.

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Farmers Should Adopt New Technology for Farming

Indian Council for Agricultural Research, Director General, T Mohapatra said, Farmers should embrace latest technology and go for value addition in view of irrigation water limitations.

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IntelinAir Bring Automated Aerial Imagery Analytics to Farmers

IntelinAir, Inc., announced it has closed its series seed funding comprised of $3 million in equity and $500,000 in venture debt. IntelinAir is an aerial imagery analytics company whose AG-MRI™ solution provides farmers with a comprehensive health analysis of their farms by combining high resolution aerial imagery analytics, advanced agronomic sciences, and proprietary algorithms derived from traditional computer vision and deep learning methods.

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Ag Tech News: Bayer signed MOU to Improve Agriculture with Space Data

The aerospace technology company Planetary Resources, based in Redmond, Washington, USA, and Bayer have signed a memorandum of understanding about the development of applications and products based on satellite images.

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Ag Tech News: Agri-tech business opportunity offered by Sentinel Satellites

The recent launch of the new Sentinel satellites, part of the European Union’s ‘Copernicus’ Earth observation programme, has the potential to help farmers take precision agriculture to a new level, along with a host of other land monitoring uses. Sentinel data can be applied within agri-tech and will create a major opportunity for service providers.

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Ag Tech: New Technology Could Improve Insect Control in Cotton

Jackson, Tenn. – According to researchers with the University Of Tennessee Institute Of Agriculture, a new biotech trait currently in the development stage could provide improved control of thrips and plant bugs in cotton.

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Ag Tech: Advanced Drone-Based Sensor for Vineyards by SkySquirrel Technologies.

SkySquirrel Technologies Inc. is a crop-analytics company that develops drone-based technology for monitoring crop health, with a primary focus on improving crop yields and reducing costs at commercial vineyards.

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Ag Tech News: Grain Growers Urged to 'Smarter' Farm.

In order to remain viable and sustainable in the long term, grain growers of Australian are being urged to farm 'smarter' not harder.

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Workshop probes new tools and technologies.

Understanding how technology can be practicably applied to their farming operations is valuable knowledge for growers living in a digital age.

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Ag Tech: Growing Food Crops in Space Using Philips LED Lights.

Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX, PHIA) company and global leader in lighting, has collaborated with The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Centre (CEAC) to test energy efficient ways to grow food that will help feed astronauts on missions to the moon, Mars and beyond.

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Ag Tech: New Ag Tech Innovation Hub Launched by Harper Adams University.

At Harper Adams University, a new innovation hub for agricultural technology is being built and its credit goes to funding from the Government’s Strategy for Agricultural Technologies.

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Ag Tech News: Satellite imagery to Large-Scale Monitoring of Asia’s Rice Areas.

To help guide policy making related to food security and sustainable development, particularly in rice-growing areas, information derived from satellite images can soon be made available to governments.
The European Space Agency (ESA) satellite, Sentinel-1A, launched in 2014 can provide regular ‛snapshots’ of Asia.

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Ag Tech News: Shama District Introduces 'New Technology for Farming'

Ghana, West Africa: To ensure all year round farming in parts of the Shama district, the district has introduced a new technology. Mr Joseph Nii Tettey Otu is the Shama District Director of Agriculture.

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