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Changing Agricultural Perspectives: ‘Agri at Heart’ to ‘Agri-Smart’

Agriculture is an important and sustainable contributor to Jamaica’s economic development. Its contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018 was 7.2 per cent. In the same year the sector was identified as the second-largest employer of labour, employing 15.1 per cent of the labour force. In fact, three out of every four farmers […]

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Differentiated fresh produce distribution channel

A new online platform is launched this week by the Fresh Produce Consortium as a means of ensuring that the fresh produce supply chain keeps moving across the UK. On Your Doorstep has been set up to provide a free of charge service for suppliers of fresh produce in a move to connect them with […]

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Smart farming to push agricultural exports

The use of advanced technology such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and ‘Internet of Things’ will enhance the productivity and quality of crops. These technical solutions, which include drones and robotics, are transforming the agriculture value chain into smart farming. According to the 2020 Agriculture Factbook recently published by the Investment Development Authority in Lebanon (IDAL), […]

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Is AgTech Making it to the Farm?

According to AgFunder, over $6.5 billion was invested in agtech companies in 2019. If you see the current situation, the technology is out there for farmers for the next five years, anywhere in the world. But most agtech companies don’t go far enough to help customers fully integrate the technology into their operations. To utilize them […]