Farmers are looking forward to the day when robots will weed their fields. AgBots can also plant and water, harvest and sort. Even feeding the pigs can be automated. Smart farming is a learning curve both for robots and farmers.
Glyphosate is a herbicide that's used to kill undesired plants. Pulling up plants, or "weeding," does the same thing without chemicals, but it’s very labor-intensive. What if tireless robots could weed fields cheaply?
Boosting farming sustainability, cutting waste and harnessing renewable energy – technology is helping make life greener in Africa. Here are six ways digital advances are helping the environment across the continent.
Alexander von Humboldt measured everything in sight. Though many of his discoveries are hard to categorize or have been superseded, his holistic view of nature led the way to how we see and understand the world today.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet the people turning discarded fishing nets into jewelry, the man trying to save Nigeria's last lions and we find out how Morocco is going organic. All this and much more!
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