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Polish Agricultural Social Insurance Fund adopts IBM Cloud to advance farming safety

IBM has announced that The Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS), a social insurance provider for farmers in Poland, is adopting IBM Cloud to implement a hybrid cloud strategy that will help modernise its new e-learning platform. Moving its educational programmes about the rules of safe work in farming to the cloud enables KRUS to improve […]

Scottish Government ARE improves its IT infrastructure with Pure Storage

Managing the subsidies that keep Scotland’s rural economy thriving The Agriculture and Rural Economy (ARE) Directorate, headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, operates within the Scottish Government and plays a key role in Scotland’s rural economy. As well as interpreting EU regulations and assessing the validity of farmers’ subsidy claims, it is also responsible for paying subsidies […]

Farmplan releases entry-level version of Gatekeeper for crop recording

Farmplan, part of Proagrica, is paving the way towards a more innovative agricultural industry using IT. The company has announced the release of Gatekeeper Express, a new entry-level, cloud-based crop recording solution. Gatekeeper Express builds on the success of the market-leading Gatekeeper farm management software program. “Smaller or less complex businesses need information about their […]

UK agriculture must harness potential of managing data for success

Data is going to impact agriculture more than anything else in the 21st Century, said Graeme McCracken, Managing Director of Proagrica, during a recent interview. Farmers will use their data to apply the right products, at the right rates and at the right time; distributors will use data to properly buy inputs and to position […]

Univeg Trade Italia reaps benefits of Pure Storage’s flash technology

Being a reliable fruits and vegetables distributor means being able to satisfy customer requests in a timely fashion without sacrificing quality or price. Every hour counts, as fresh produce perishes quickly. This is why Univeg Trade Italia dispatches quality-control operators to visit the fields of its suppliers. They verify the quality and quantity of the […]

Companies complete first agricultural commodity trade via blockchain

The enhanced Easy Trading Connect (ETC) blockchain prototype reduces time spent on processing documents and data from hours to minutes and allows for a larger trading scope. Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Shandong Bohi Industry Co., Ltd (Bohi), ING, Societe Generale and ABN Amro have successfully completed the first full agricultural commodity transaction using a blockchain […]

Six ways the Internet of Things is improving our quality of life

The combined effect of climate change and society’s impact on the earth is intensifying struggles over natural resources while also threatening our infrastructure, food systems and quality of life. It’s increasingly clear that today’s environmental conditions are not sustainable. Over the past few decades, we have made huge progress fighting disease, poverty and illiteracy. Now […]

How this Italian-based agritech start-up is using IoT to help farmers

The demand for food around the world is rising. By 2050, calorific demand will increase by 70% and the demand for crops for human consumption and animal feed will increase by at least 100%. Food and agribusiness, a $5-trillion global industry, will only get bigger. With an intent to make a difference using Internet of […]

Rabobank launches venture capital fund for food & agri companies

Rabobank is launching the Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund, which is part of Rabo Private Equity. This fund plans to invest in high-potential, early-stage food and agri companies in Western Europe and in the United States. One of the objectives the bank envisions to achieve through this fund is the promotion of innovation in […]

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