Content to: Farming

Project Gives Indonesian Farmers Digital Tools to Predict the Weather – and the Confidence to Use Them

Traditional methods of predicting rain are being affected by climate change, but encouraging farmers to adopt modern tools is not aways straightforward.

Can Zapping Cow Dung with Lightning Clean Up the Livestock Industry?

Livestock farming is starting to cause serious beef with the climate. Now a new approach uses plasma lightning to clean up cow dung and sully, both for the environment and the human nose.

Open Food Network: The ‘Digital Farmers Market’ Trading Food – and Ideas

Open Food Network takes 'buying local' to the next step by introducing communities of shoppers to the farmers and producers that live around them.

Non-Invasive Ultra-Thin Needle Sensors Could Power the Precision Farming of the Future

Agri-tech researchers have taken inspiration from medical science to create microneedles that monitor the health of crops.

Deep Branch: CO2 and Hydrogen Could Help Fuel a Greener Meat Industry

Feeding an increasing population with a growing appetite for meat is a major challenge for our future. One biotech firm hopes a new animal feed can make the process greener.

Digital 3D Soil Maps Help Make Farming More Environmentally Friendly

A young company from Berlin wants to use 3D soil maps to make agriculture lower in emissions and more resource-efficient. Satellite and aerial photographs provide the data. Co-founder Suvrajit Saha explains to RESET in an interview how the soil maps are produced and who is benefitting from this new knowledge.

How Social Networks Are Helping Indian Farmers Hit By the Coronavirus Lockdowns

When strict coronavirus restrictions were introduced throughout the country, Indian farmers' crops began rotting in the fields. But thanks to the innovative use of social media, they're connecting directly with their end consumers - and finding a way out of the crisis.

Dr Tania: An Indonesian AI Chatbot Helps Farmers Identify and Treat Crop Disease

Dr. Tania is a smart farming app which uses a deep learning algorithm to help Indonesian farmers identify and treat crop disease and fight pests.

The Swedish Startup Cutting Down on Methane Emissions by Curbing Cow Burps

When people think of environmentally-damaging emissions, their minds often conjure up images of cars and smoke-belching factories. However, a much more literal type of belching also has a major impact - the burps of cows.