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Less than 20% of the land area in Kenya is suitable for rain fed agriculture and irrigation technology is prohibitively expensive. Using the M-PESA, the mobile money service developed by a Cambridge company, SunCulture has a developed a solar-powered alternative that is a quarter of the price of existing technology and does not require petrol. (more…)
As the biggest consultation in a generation kicks off about the future of farming and in particular the new British Agricultural Policy, there is a need to include some hard thinking about how to balance the roles of farmers as “custodians of the countryside” with producers of food and, increasingly, energy.
Despite some notable achievements the question arises “how compatible is current intensive agricultural production with reduction in environmental impacts and what is the role for agri-tech in helping reach a suitable balance?”