Recovering water out of thin air
Fog catchers have been providing water to people in dry, mountainous regions for decades. Due to climate change, more regions get drier, pushing the need for this technology.
“We can revolutionise pest management”
A Danish start-up has created products that can replace chemical pesticides.
The high value of mealworms
Ynsect is the leading manufacturer of insect-based protein. The start-up is launching its fourth funding round to build a new factory.
No super-vegetables for Europe
The gene-editing tool CRISPR could help farmers overcome the challenges of malnutrition. But European legislation has closed the door to that technology.
Bringing tech to the farm
Technology is helping farmers feed the world. It can also make agriculture more environmentally friendly – for conventional and organic farmers alike.
10 great African innovations
From fintech to health to the environment, clever inventions are improving the lives of millions of people.
Welcome to Silicon Savannah
Kenya is brimming with innovation, hoping to establish a truly circular economy.
Growing perfect grapes
Is France ready? One winery has taken the plunge, using real-time sap flow measurements to more accurately manage the irrigation of its vines.
The farmer and the little blue bird
A French farmer considers Twitter a fabulous way to forge a connection between farmers and consumers.
Fields of innovation
To improve crop yields, the agricultural world is turning to such cutting-edge technologies as drones, robots and networked sensors.
Growing spinach where the sun doesn’t shine
Once seen as a “towering lunacy”, vertical farms are all the rage from the U.S. to Europe to Asia.