Technique

New EU project wants to develop inclusive data economy for Europe’s food systems

Launched in Lisbon on September 29th, Data4Food2030 is equipped with 10 million euros of funding to discover the value of the data economy in European food systems. The…

Turning North Texas from a food desert into a breadbasket

“We are growing food but it is about so much more than that. It is about economic development and community transformation. It is about giving people another chance,” says Brad Boa, co-founder of Restorative Farms. Restorative Farms is a non-profit organization that aims to build and scale an urban farm…

3-in-1 sensor to simultaneously monitor soil-based production

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd is a Japanese manufacturer of electrical components and multi-functional modules ever since 1944. Among the company's product catalogues are various soil sensors that are designed to continuously measure the conditions in agricultural environments. Murata soil sensors have…

Introduction video: see strawberry harvesting robot in action

Strawberry harvesting robot BERRY becomes the shooting star of the next video showing his work in the greenhouse. In the new clip, Organifarms CSO & Co-Founder Mario Schäfer explains all the details about the strawberry harvesting robot BERRY. Viewers get an insight into the workings, functions, and…

Vertical farming provides sustainable and consistent production in the Middle East

“Design is really important for indoor farming as you need to use every cubic meter in a very functional and intelligent way. The design needs to accommodate automation to avoid human error, and it needs to be financially accessible if we want people to transition to indoor farming,” says Abdel Rahmna…

Photosynthetic's approach to AI and machine learning in vertical farming

"In a vertical farm, the major operating costs are attributed to energy use, of which artificial lighting is one of the main components. Reducing this cost is critical if controlled environment agriculture is to become a more profitable production method, and this is the main problem we are trying to…

Norway: Summer internship leads to strawberry robot

Having an established relationship with NTNU, the renowned Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and is one of the partners in their innovation center, The Mine, Element Logic recruits students each year from NTNU to participate in the summer internship program. This initiative has the ambition…

SA: Expert warns that cyber threats to smart farming could threaten food security

There have been warnings of cyber threats to digital and smart farming that can pose potential risks to food security in Africa, and there are fears hackers could exploit flaws in agricultural software or hardware used to plant and harvest crops. Kaspersky Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency…

KETOS:

“A million gallons of water that could be recycled or repurposed”

“Conventional water monitoring systems don’t have the breadth and depth that we need to protect and preserve water resources. With KETOS, we are changing the paradigm of real-time water intelligence and bringing that data to growers’ fingertips,” says Meena Sankaran, founder, and CEO of KETOS. Founded in…


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