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Pitch AgriHack competition africa

African startups to win up to $1.5 million in Pitch AgriHack competition

Agritech startups in Africa will be eligible to win up to 1.5 million dollars at the seventh edition of the Pitch AgriHack competition. Pitch AgriHack is a pitching contest aimed exclusively at African businesses bringing technological innovation to the agriculture sector. Organized by AGRF and Heifer International, the competition focuses

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farmer's choice kenya microsoft

Advanced Microsoft tech to improve Farmer’s Choice food quality and security

Farmer’s Choice is scaling up the use of advanced technologies within its existing agriculture ecosystem in new partnership with Microsoft. This will enhance productivity, ensure food safety and quality, as well as reduce waste. The move by the 40-year old company has been informed by their quest to adopt sustainable

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edge computing agriculture Africa Microsoft

We are committed to ensuring farming communities are equipped with AI, IoT, edge computing tools – Microsoft

Microsoft hosts a media round table event throwing light on its endeavours in the agricultural sector in Africa. With partners, Amiran Kenya Limited and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) joining Microsoft to share on their partnership journey in Kenya. At a time where industries are called to relook

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cutting-edge technology Africa agritech

Cutting-edge technology can drive Africa towards a food-secure future

Amrote Abdella, Regional Director Microsoft 4Afrika, believes cutting-edge technology such as data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa. Find out more on why she believes this through partner activities and programs across Africa. One of most the prominent challenges facing Africa is providing food security for

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smallholder farmers south africa Microsoft investment

Microsoft announces USD 2 million investment for smallholder farmers in South Africa

Smallholder farmers in South Africa are set to benefit from a 2.3 million dollar Microsoft investment aimed at driving sustainability in South Africa’s agricultural sector. Through the investment, Microsoft will use technology to solve some of the challenges these farmers face. That prevents them from becoming commercially viable, efficient and

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MALFC

MALFC, Microsft collaborate to achieve 100% food and nutrition security in Kenya

Microsoft and Ministry of Agriculture sign MOU to help farmers in Kenya solve key challenges As part of its ongoing investment into agriculture for social good and AI, Microsoft announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MALFC) to collaborate in accelerating innovation in

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Kenyan innovators one million farmers platform

Microsoft to provide 14 Kenyan innovators with technical and business support

Microsoft will support fourteen Kenyan innovators as part of its pledge to the World Bank's One Million Farmers Platform initiative. The software company through its 4Afrika engine will provide technical and business assistance to fourteen agritech kenyan innovators. Through mentorship in business development, technology architecture and go-to-market strategies. Kenya

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AGRA

Microsoft, AGRA, partner to co-create technology solutions in agriculture to improve food security in Africa

Microsoft through its business and market development engine in Africa, 4Afrika is partnering with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The collaboration will see Microsoft co-create technology solutions in agriculture. Supporting AGRA’s digital transformation initiative to improve food security in Africa. In a report, continued use of outdated

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farmbeats

Using AI, Edge, IoT for Agriculture, Microsoft FarmBeats addresses the challenges of farmers in Africa, starting in Kenya

An area of focus in Microsoft's research is Agriculture. Microsoft research scientists are focusing on unleashing the future of agriculture using data driven techniques called precision farming. The process involves using broadband connectivity through TV whitespaces, connected to IoT sensors that enable data driven farming. These data when collected over

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