Farmers get fruity and save water with satellite tech

Drought-stricken farmers in South Africa are using satellite data to monitor the efficiency of their water use. Dutch company eLEAF says through using its FruitLook technology, users have reported water savings and improvements of at least 10%. The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is providing the service without charge to fruit farmers – it works […]

UK invests £800k in solar-powered irrigation

Businesses are being invited to bid for a share of up to £800,000 to develop affordable solar-powered irrigation pumps for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. The Department for International Development (DFID) is investing the cash to help boost productivity in the region and deploy the technology in other developing regions. The proposed pump should be “portable […]

Bangladeshi farmers to get solar powered irrigation pumps

The Bangladeshi Government is to give farmers with solar powered irrigation pumps, after signing a $10 million (£6.2 million) deal with the World Bank. More than 1,300 solar pumps will be installed as part of the project, which will mainly be financed by the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF). The limited electrical grid in […]