Farmers go to space school

Data being collected from instruments attached to the International Space Station is being shared with farmers to help them 'make better decisions'. Launched by scientists last year, ECOSTRESS is gathering...

Finding ‘smarter ways of farming’

To feed a rapidly growing global population in a world stuck in a climate crisis, paradigms need shifting - and fast. Impact innovations that can be rolled out at scale will be vital, like the free app built t...

Farming moving in ‘healthy direction’

A new report suggests a third of farms worldwide are adopting more environmentally friendly practices. Research published in the journal, Nature, examined the application of what's termed 'sustainable intens...

Impact innovations transform society

By Saidah Nash Carter, Head of Innovation - Africa - Thomson Reuters Total societal impact (TSI) refers to the positive and negative economic, social, and environmental effects an organisation has in the com...

Teamwork transforms farming in China

Around 21 million smallholder farmers in China have developed more sustainable production methods thanks to a decade-long initiative. The collaborative campaign was led by a team of international researchers...

Drones built for the farm

The agriculture industry is harnessing technology to boost efficiency and yields. Boston-based American Robotics, a company focused on agriculture automation, today launched its Scout drone system. It comes ...

Drones support farming industry

Drones are showing increasing promise as tools that can benefit the agriculture industry. A recent research project undertaken at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture indicates that drones co...

Modern farming harnesses technology

The rapidly expanding agricultural technology (agtech) sector is attracting the attention of investors. With a growing global population - and pressures on land use - innovation and technology are being harn...

‘Who will grow tomorrow’s food?’

The World Bank is hosting an online event tomorrow which will speak with young farming pioneers to inspire more to join them. With the industry worldwide largely administered by older farm workers - the even...

Connected farms grow faster

Farming is being transformed by digital technology. In Europe, Berlin-based 365FarmNet is offering farmers a one-stop digital shop that is designed to simplify the ever increasing number of tasks they have t...