Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa’s food systems

17 February 2021. Read more…


Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

1 December 2020. Read more…


When consumers trust AI recommendations—or resist them

26 November 2020. When do consumers trust the “word of machine,” and when do they resist it?  Read more…


South Africa: Digital solutions to help tackle fall armyworm

16 September 2020. A new app developed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization will help South African growers track the fall armyworm outbreak and access resources on how to combat it. Read more…


The fourth agricultural revolution is coming – but who will really benefit?

16 September 2020. Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence may either free us from monotonous labour and unleash huge productivity gains, or create a dystopia of mass unemployment and automated oppression. In the case of farming, some researchers, business people and politicians think the effects of AI and other advanced technologies are so great they are spurring a “fourth agricultural revolution”. Read more…


Machine Programming: What Lies Ahead?

27 November 2019. Imagine software that creates its own software. That is what machine programming is all about. Like other fields of artificial intelligence, machine programming has been around since the 1950s, but it is now at an inflection point. Read more…


How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry

26 November 2019. It’s not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you’re planning an occasion with friends or when you’re in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind. Read more…


Why online trading is benefitting SA agriculture

19 November 2019. Today, farmers have access to technology such as the electronic sow feeding (ESF) system that incorporates mixed animal weighing technology aimed at precisely feeding each sow or gilt (identified via radio-frequency identification (RFID) patches) the right amount of feed at the right time. Read more…


Are QR codes still worth using?

30 October 2019.Read more…


What Artificial Intelligence Means For Customer Loyalty Marketing

11 October 2019. It seems like everyone is trying to identify how artificial intelligence (AI) can benefit their business. In my circles, executives are asking how AI will impact customer marketing, more specifically data-driven customer marketing. Read more…