Technology

Concerted efforts needed to tackle high perishable supply chain costs

Cool_Logistics_Africa_comFaced with the looming challenge of escalating logistics costs across the cold chain, Africa's perishable shippers and logistics experts have called for the implementation of urgent measures

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New FAO publication offers social guidance for agricultural investments

Nuba_farming_2Investments in agriculture and rural development are more susceptible to failure when social circumstances affecting livelihoods and food security are not taken into consideration, a new publication from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has warned

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Weather software to aid farmers

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A team of university students from Kenya has developed a software program that can help farmers monitor weather and soil conditions in their areas

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Connected agriculture: The growing role of mobile telephony

rural_comms-kenyaTelecommunications has long been at the centre of global commerce in driving business transformation. Yet recently, mobile communications has become more widely recognised and accepted as an enabler of sustainable growth, especially in Africa and other developing markets

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Kenyan farming software solution wins prize

clip_image002Software developed by four Kenyan university students to help farmers monitor weather and soil conditions has won a US prize

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