Technology improves shepherding and aids in animal welfare

  • 08 October 2021
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The use of sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images and GPS technology in farming is not a new concept. In fact, these advanced precision farming systems allow for greater profitability, more efficient farming activities and better environmental custodianship.

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Digital livestock identification and traceability system a first for SA

  • 09 October 2020
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If there is one thing the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us, it is the importance of bio- and food security. This not only contributes to customer satisfaction, but also to market confidence.

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Harvest Time is Measurement Time - The case for food traceability across the value chain

Nampo Harvest Day is synonymous with the congregation of all agricultural value chain players. The integrated value chain and related food security are drawing worldwide attention. Consumers are becoming more educated and asking more questions about their food production. This article takes a look at a couple of Food Traceability Trends impacting role players within the agricultural value chain.

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Future Development in Agriculture Technology

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at an astonishing rate and devices have penetrated nearly every aspect of life. It ranges from health and fitness devices that are in general use, to futuristic smart cities where garbage removal is automated and sewage blockages are detected by sensors and solved with software

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Vertical Farming

​With the global population closing in on 7 billion mouths to feed, humanity is going to have to figure out how to grow more food using less land and fewer resources. So, while some researchers and equipment manufacturers are devising intelligent agricultural implements that will toil in tomorrow's fields on our behalf, others are aiming to bring futuristic farms to urban city centres.

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The king of content. Video is leading the online charge

Ever heard the saying 'why stand if you can sit or sit if you can lie down?' The same concept applies when it comes to digital media where one could ask the question: Why would you read if you can listen or listen if you can watch?

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