Archive: Dec 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

 

UK startup Cervest perceives climate modeling-as-a-service to be the next frontier of risk management

The UK startup just announced a £3.7 million ($4.77 million) seed round and the launch of its real-time climate forecasting platform aimed at helping decision-makers manage risk and inform policy... Read more about 'UK startup Cervest perceives climate modeling-as-a-service to be the next frontier of risk management'...


UK’s DryGro secures £1.4m Series A to build out duckweed production

DryGro is a UK-based startup growing a high-protein variety of duckweed called Lenma. 

They launched their first pilot farm in Naivasha, Kenya in 2018. The company has been operating and developing a proprietary... Read more about 'UK’s DryGro secures £1.4m Series A to build out duckweed production'...


Sprout Accelerator assists with environmental accounting in agriculture

 Sprout Accelerator is helping New Zealand’s public and farmers understand how much work is going into environmental science and technology and supporting the adoption of new technologies to help our country lead... Read more about 'Sprout Accelerator assists with environmental accounting in agriculture'...


Climate change threatens SA farming industry

Research by UCT’s Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG) has highlighted emergent calls for climate resilience to meet climate risks through developing measured and effective responses to climate variability.

Temperature increases have... Read more about 'Climate change threatens SA farming industry'...


Boosting the agricultural sector through digital systems

Innovative technologies, systems and platforms are transforming the South African agricultural sector for improved efficiency, productivity and profitability.

Farmers are using technologies such as electronic sow feeding (ESF) systems for automated,... Read more about 'Boosting the agricultural sector through digital systems'...


Carbon tax in SA agriculture

This article by Blue North investigates possible cost implications for farmers associated with the South African Carbon Tax act, which was implemented in June 2019.

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Nedbank offers financing for shade netting

Nedbank recently launched an innovative funding plan to assist farmers with the installation of shade netting in orchards in order to protect against wind, hail, frost, sunburn and birds.

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Israel’s Agritask closes $8.5m Series A to advance farm data in frontier markets

Agritask’s platform is versatile enough that it can be used by smallholder farmers in emerging markets too, farmers whose livelihoods are jeopardized by climate change and who often lack access... Read more about 'Israel’s Agritask closes $8.5m Series A to advance farm data in frontier markets'...