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African Development Bank’s seed-bulking scheme boosts cassava yields in Zambia

For centuries, African farmers across the continent have grown cassava. But Zambia’s cassava growers were not deriving as much out of the crop as was possible. Farmers in the southern African country used low-quality planting materials and suffered from poor harvests leading to hunger and poverty across many of the country’s villages. To tackle this […]

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The Bee Corp receives $250K investment from IU Philanthropic Venture Fund

The Bee Corp, an Indiana agtech startup developing solutions for growers and beekeepers who rely on commercial pollination, receives $250K investment from IU Philanthropic Venture Fund. The company uses infrared cameras that attach to a smartphone to provide a noninvasive look at the health of the hive. This investment arrives despite widespread uncertainty due to […]