Tracking Food from Farm to Fork: The Place of Blockchain in Food & Agri

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With the rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies came the rise in popularity of blockchain technology. The backbone of cryptocurrencies, blockchain is “a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography”. It is a distributed database, inherently resistant to modification, as any change would require a brute-force (and expensive) …

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New Research urges for a coherent focus on sustainable intensification

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New Study published by Oxford University press challenges the statement “to feed the world, we need to double food production by 2050.” A team of researchers lead by Mitchell C. Hunter recently released a study debunking pre-conceived notions that agriculture production needs to increase before 2050. The researches have rather stated that the world needs …

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Five simple steps to navigating your way into the precision agriculture arena

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A range of precision tools – such as zone soil sampling, on-farm weather stations, or highly accurate agronomic recommendations have the potential to significantly aid in increasing productivity and profitability for many farming operations. With increased focus and spending on precision agriculture, “How do I get started in precision farming?” is one of the most …

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Understanding Precision Ag: What can it do for you?

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The world’s population is projected to increase from 7 billion to 9 billion before 2050, according to UN FAO, hence an increase in agricultural productivity and production is essential. It is projected that the increase of approximately 25%–70% above current production levels may be sufficient to meet 2050 crop demand. With the promise of optimizing …

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ifarma boosting farm management in Southeast Europe

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PRAGMATIC recently spoke with a rising star in the farm management space, Vangelis Vassiliadis, CEO of Agrostis, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Agrostis is a Greek startup company that develops new farm and livestock management information systems. We discussed their solutions, the farm management landscape and emerging opportunities as the farming industry in Southeast Europe evolves. Agri-benchmark: …

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