Hack4Farming Nairobi 2016: Inspiring Technological Intelligence for Seed Companies

Aug
02, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya (31 July 2016) - Over 70 participants, including data analysts, computer programmers, developers, seed company representatives, and stakeholders, came together at a three-day hackathon to explore digital solutions to address challenges faced by East African seed companies. 

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Market-led User-owned ICT4Ag Enabled Information Service (MUIIS)

Jun
13, 2016

MUIIS is an innovative project that uses the power of
information and communication technologies and big
data to support agricultural productivity in Uganda. It
aims to establish a demand-driven, market-led, and userowned
extension and advisory service, using satellite based
information services for: weather forecasting and alerts, crop
management and agronomic tips and financial services -
including index-based insurance to crop farmers in Uganda. Read full article here

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aWhere to Host Agtech Hackathon for East African Innovators in Nairobi

Jun
07, 2016

Agriculture stakeholders, programmers, developers and data scientists are invited to come together in Nairobi, Kenya this July for a two-day hackathon aimed at finding technological solutions for smallholder farmers in East Africa as they adapt to changing conditions. Read full article here

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Localized Real-Time Agronomic Weather Data: A”Big Data - John Corbett PhD

Jun
01, 2016

“Localized Real-Time Agronomic Weather Data: A”Big Data” Foundation to improve-and Monitor-Ag Production.  Watch full presentation here 

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Hack4Farming hackathon throws up innovative ideas for agricultural development in India

May
24, 2016

Over 100 data analysts, hardware buffs and software
developers came together with agriculture domain
experts at a two-day hackathon, titled Hack4Farming, to
explore digital solutions to address agricultural
development issues in India. Read full story here

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aWhere Co-Founder John Corbett at KSIConnect

May
19, 2016

aWhere Co-Founder at KSIConnect, a knowledge series from ICRISAT, seminar entitled “Localized Real-Time Agronomic Weather Data: A”Big Data” Foundation to improve-and Monitor-Ag Production.”  Read full article here

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Digital solutions to farm issues discussed at 'hackathon'

May
16, 2016

A unique 'hackathon' to explore digital solutions to agriculture issues in the country was organised here with support from software giant Microsoft and other organisations. Read full article here

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Experts explore digital solution to Indian agri crisis

May
16, 2016

HYDERABAD: Over 100 participants including researchers, data analysts, computer programmers, developers and stakeholders came together in the city over a two-day `hackathon' in a bid to explore digital solutions to agricultural development issues and farm crisis in the country. Read full article here

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Helping modern farms increase production with the power of APIs

Apr
22, 2016

Software companies are always trying to figure out how they can better provide information to a specific group of people, and the agribusiness industry is no exception. The challenge for agribusiness, though, lies in the robust data that is collected and how developers can access this data to develop new applications for farmers and agriculture commodities.

aWhere is a Big Data company that specializes in weather and agronomic information for farmers, commercial growers, commodity traders and policy makers. Ever since aWhere partnered with the API-management platform Apigee, it has been providing an API layer on top of its data to customers and software companies to better understand the agribusiness industry and the challenges that exist today.

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How Ag Big Data Can Provide the Early Warning Signals of Global Conflict

Apr
19, 2016

Weather data layered onto geospatial technology and data analytics can be a key decision support tool for local advocates for peace, especially when combined with an SMS, mobile, and email alert system. The results of this can be fed into a multi-platform digital storytelling approach to advocate change in governance and agriculture policies.

One example is aWhere Inc, a Colorado-based company that has such fine resolution agronomic weather data that it can show “pocket droughts”; areas where relatively small pockets of land are experiencing agronomically impactful drought. Read full article here

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