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  • Drought Resistant Crops: saving humanity through the combined powers of biology and technology

    Drought Resistant Crops: saving humanity through the combined powers of biology and technology

    With the constant, and often unpredictable shifts in weather patterns, many areas once assured of rain at a particular time of year, are beginning to see longer periods between rainfall and less rain than expected when it does fall. Each year Africa is getting drier. So much so, that new tactics are being initiated to combat the effects of the current cycle of change. 

  • Technologies Changing Agriculture

    Technologies Changing Agriculture

    There’s a connect between farming and technology that is a natural fit as a result of production pressure from an ever-growing human population and the uncertain future of our climate. To compete for a place in the sun or simply meet the demand, farming is constantly developing new methods through the application of innovative technology – change which is currently moving at an unprecedented rate.

  • Precision Farming: the quantitative data revolution

    Precision Farming: the quantitative data revolution

    “I remember telling my wife that everything would be GPS-controlled in future. From the sky, I could see the different levels of soil degradation on my farms caused by previous farmers, and I was enthusiastic about using precision farming and GPS technology to correct the soil.” ~ Jozua du Plessis, South Africa’s grain producer of the year, 2016.


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