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With the global population expected to rise to 9 billion by 2050, the world will have to figure out a way to grow 60% more food with less land, water, fertilizers and pesticides. If that doesn’t sound daunting enough, sample this: We will have to somehow grow more food in the next 35 years, than […]
28 Jul 2015
Yesterday, we announced a $3.3 million investment in EM3 AgriServices, a pioneer in providing end-to-end precision-grade farm operations from land preparation to crop harvesting on a pay-per-acre basis. These services help small hold farmers improve productivity by over 20% with cost savings to boot, and provide access to technologies that were hitherto out of reach […]
03 Jun 2015
In this final post on innovator categories at the annual mBillionth South Asia Mobile Awards, we feature the winners in agriculture and ecology. In previous posts, we shared winner profiles of mobile content and apps for women; mobile governance and inclusion; mobile business, travel and entertainment; and mobile education and health. Mobiles can help farmers […]
25 Jul 2014