ADVANCED AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
Hosted by Prof. Moses Cho, CSIR Research Group Leader: Precision Agriculture
Ending hunger by 2030 – sustainable development goal number two of the United Nations – is fast slipping out of reach. The adverse effects of climate change on agriculture, the plummeting involvement of young populations in agriculture and the increasing cost of agricultural inputs are, particularly in developing economies, all contributing factors.
Can smart or satellite agriculture, a data-driven approach to farming make a difference? Satellite farming generally involves acquiring real-time information about the soil/crop condition and climate, and rapidly responding to such information to optimise food production through the application of variable rate technology. The CSIR has pooled the required competences and technologies to put satellite farming within reach of commercial farmers and agribusinesses. Join us to gain first-hand information on what it is possible today.
Prof. Moses Cho, CSIR Research Group Leader: Precision Agriculture (Host); Mr Zano Mataruka, Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation, Ms Tumisang Modiole, Deputy Director: Earth Observations, Department of Science and Technology; Abdulrazak Ibrahim, PhD, Capacity Development and Agripreneurship, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa; Mr Aron Kole, Managing Director, FarmSol