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EGYPT's farmers tap new technology to save water and boost crops

EGYPT's farmers tap new technology to save water and boost crops | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The system, developed by the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation and Cairo’s MSA University, uses a sensor buried in the soil to measure moisture levels and a transmitter to send the data to the user, who accesses it through a mobile app.
Even if they are away from their fields, farmers can tell whether their crops need more water or have had enough.

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mKrishi Fisheries: Sea in Your Hand

mKrishi Fisheries: Sea in Your Hand | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Technological innovations have long been at the forefront of revolutions across many industries. It is in these innovations that we—our governments, businesses and organisations—often place our hopes and investments for finding ways that would enable us to improve existing processes, cut certain costs, lower or eliminate unwanted risks, enhance safety or reduce environmental impact.

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The future of agriculture

The future of agriculture | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

"If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, says Geoffrey Carr. Fortunately, that is already beginning to happen."

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MIDDLE EAST: Organic Farming In The Desert

MIDDLE EAST: Organic Farming In The Desert | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Technology brings a new dimension to the economic viability argument of organic farming in virgin uncontaminated desert dunes, expediting the certification process and enabling entrepreneurs to derive ROI sooner than later.
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Investment in Climate-smart Agriculture: Why Do it Now

Investment in Climate-smart Agriculture: Why Do it Now | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Investment in climate-smart agriculture offers, at this point in time, unique opportunities across the value chain to address the SDGs. This article explores the promise of impact-investing in agrifood, a crucial sector for sustainable development.

Globally, agriculture and food — or “agrifood” — is a $7.8 trillion industry and employs 40 percent of the world’s population. The sector is being transformed by climate change, population growth, resource constraints, consumer demands and health concerns—all of these are the growth catalysts in agtech and foodtech investing today. Agriculture contributes 14 percent of global GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions and is a crucial sector to adopt sustainable, resilient, climate-smart practices.

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