Agriculture

Data-Driven Aquaculture Management

Aquaculture requires innovative solutions to address challenges including population growth, climate change and limited natural resources.

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IBM Research, Hello Tractor Pilot Agriculture Digital Wallet based on AI and Blockchain

In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 60 percent of crops are managed manually, with less than 20 percent managed by tractors and other machinery, an unsustainable model as food demand increases due to population growth averaging 11 million per year. In addition, up to 50 percent of farmers suffer post-harvest losses annually due to poor planting […]

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Smarter Farms: Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

Bringing the power of Watson to farmers Agriculture, a $2.4 trillion industry, is a foundation of economies worldwide. Factors such as climate change, population growth and food security concerns have propelled the industry into seeking more innovative approaches to protecting and improving crop yield. As a result, artificial intelligence is steadily emerging as part of […]

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No Farms, No Food

AI-powered technology will help farmers health-check soil and water Agriculture consumes more than 70 percent of the world’s annual water usage. With small farms producing nearly 80 percent of food for the developing world, ensuring the quality and safety of our water supply is critical. Environmental analysis for agriculture often relies on expensive and time-consuming […]

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IBM Researchers Receive Aegis Graham Bell Award for Work in Digital Agriculture

The earth’s population is 7.6 billion and will rise to 11 billion by the turn of the century. Somehow, we must feed this 45 percent larger population with 10-20 percent less farmable land, and far less farmers. At the same time, a significant fraction of land and productive crop yield will be converted into bioenergy […]

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From IoT and vines grow the fruits of innovation

Innovation is a company principle shared by both IBM and E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world’s largest family-owned winery, headquartered in Modesto, California. While the Internet of Things (IoT) and wine don’t seem like obvious partners, the two companies found a common purpose focused on growing the best quality grapes while optimizing the amount […]

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Case Study: Africa Improves Food Security and Boosts Crop Yields with the Internet of Things

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BBC News: “‘Telephone farmers’ reaping the benefits of agri-tech”

BBC reports IBM’s work in helping East African farmers.

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