A deluge of rain during the 2017 harvest slashed profits overnight – wheat for milling and barley for malting were downgraded and producers incurred additional
To survive in a complex world humans have evolved the skill to extract information quickly from patterns. This ability is exploited by infographics, and After the flood is now taking this type of data visualisation to a new dimension with artificial intelligence.
Smallholder farmers grow 80 per cent of the food produced in East Africa. A third are women, heading up a household of the old and
Data has great value to those who will benefit from it. DataGranary aims to pay farmers for their data and then collect, clean, aggregate and
The wheat genome contains 17 billion bases – that’s five times the size of the human genome which has made it more difficult to sequence.
As consumer preferences for potatoes become more specific, with both small (salad) and large (bakers) premium products the number of potatoes that a farmer can
Solving the problem starts with framing the right question. Dr Cristina Sargent of the Smith Institute believes that mathematics is a clear, objective way of
WeFarm provides an SMS text platform for small scale farmers in developing countries that don’t have access to internet. Using a mobile phone they can