Water & Irrigation

Follow the Food: some alternatives to water shortages in India, the US and South Africa

SRI System of Rice Intensification workers planting rice Tamal Nadu IndiaAgriculture requires a large amount freshwater; as much as 70% of the freshwater supplies are used up for growing food crops

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IFC partners with Agricultural Bank of Egypt to promote farmers’ switch to solar irrigation systems

solar panel 241903 640IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Agricultural Bank of Egypt (ABE) have partnered to help Egyptian farmers access financing to purchase solar irrigation systems, reduce their dependence on diesel-powered generators and boost their productivity

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DJI introduces AGRAS T20 drone for precision agriculture spraying

droneDrone and camera technology company DJI has launched an agriculture drone, the DJI AGRAS T20

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Water project boosts yields as farmers grapple with climate extremes in Mozambique

AfDB water projectThe African Development Bank (AfDB)- funded water project in Mozambique has provided irrigation kits, constructed boreholes, small dams and water troughs that increased access to water for people and cattle and helped boost farmers’ yields, benefitting around 60,000 people

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Saturas and Kerlink collaborate for automated irrigation control system

iStation installationSaturas Ltd, Israeli startup and the developer of a breakthrough stem-water measurement system for smart farming, has announced that the IoT specialist Kerlink will provide Saturas with LoRa-based sensors for automated irrigation control system

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