Smart farming: Transforming agriculture with artificial intelligence

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Interview

“Digitalisation is not a replacement but a complementary process”

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Edward Mabaya, manager of agribusiness development at the African Development Bank, explores what is needed to scale digital projects in Africa’s food market to achieve development on the continent.

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Analysis

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Smallholder farmers in Africa continue to face numerous hurdles accessing credit or loans to increase their production. Amongst other factors, partnerships are key to addressing this, but governments need to take the lead, state experts from the sector.

News

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Sesi Technologies is working to tackle poverty and hunger by providing African farmers with affordable technology to help them increase productivity and reduce losses. Co-founder, Isaac Sesi, speaks about his passion for technology and the importance of encouraging more women and young people into the sector.

Analysis

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Rural women farmers are earning additional incomes by harvesting a wild grass variety and selling to a local start-up for processing into biodegradable straws and stirrers.

Interview

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Global Lead for Rural Livelihoods and Agricultural Jobs at the World Bank, Parmesh Shah, shares his opinion on how Africa can enhance its food systems through D4Ag collaboration and innovation.

News

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Whilst addressing the problem of post-harvest losses, entrepreneur Aldred Dogue discovered the ready-to-cook vegetable market and established Africa Food Mill to meet growing demand.

At a time where the world needs to produce more with fewer resources, artificial intelligence (AI) could help to transform agriculture worldwide.