Archive: 10/08/2017

 

SA's Aerobotics raises $600k funding from 4Di, Savannah Fund

South African launched big data company, Aerobotics has secured R8-million in seed funding from 4Di and Kenya's Savannah Fund to expand their presence into new regions. The data analytics platform Aeroview, uses satellites,... Read more about 'SA's Aerobotics raises $600k funding from 4Di, Savannah Fund'...


Water scarcity drives a new wave of practices in Cape Winelands

30% Of farmland in South Africa has been lost due to water scarcity in the last two decades and technology is playing an increasingly prominent role in safeguarding future losses. The Department of... Read more about 'Water scarcity drives a new wave of practices in Cape Winelands'...


Kenya's herders swap livestock for chillies as drought bites

As a mean to secure income whilst enhancing their resilience to drought conditions many former herders in Kenya have started to grow chillies. The FAO assisted in negotiating a three-year agreement between 200... Read more about 'Kenya's herders swap livestock for chillies as drought bites'...