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Our selection of videos on this month's theme: Future of Agriculture

 

Future of agriculture in Africa
CNBC Africa’s Bronwyn Nielsen spoke to Jennifer Blanke, Vice President Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank to discuss the future of agriculture in Africa.

 

Addressing the future of agriculture in Africa
Since the beginning of mankind, during the time of the hunter-gatherers, agriculture is what has kept the human race going. And now, as the world struggles to feed a rapidly growing global population of 7 billion people, it is the agri-sector that is under the spotlight as the saving grace. But the challenges are many and in Africa, where heavy-hitting industries such as mining and oil disrupt arable land, the need to address the future of agriculture on the continent is desperate.

 

How technology is disrupting Africa’s agriculture sector
Across Africa, we have seen organizations investing in technology to drive innovation in agriculture. From climate-smart techniques, to the use of biotechnology we explore how technology can be a game changer for the future of agriculture in Africa. Kola Masha, Managing Director at Babban Gona and Onyeka Akumah, Co-Founder and CEO at Farmcrowdy join CNBC Africa for this discussion.

 

Future of Agriculture | Vladimir Crnojević | TEDxMokrin
In a ever-growing human population, access to food was and still is one of the biggest global concerns. This astonishing lecture covers how technology can maximise the output of our agricultural capacity to the optimum level for both the nature and mankind. Prof. Dr. Vladimir Crnojević is director of BioSense Institute – R&D institute for information technologies in Biosystems, recently ranked as No.1 European Center of Excellence within H2020 Teaming program. He is also professor at computer science department of University of Novi Sad, Serbia and extraordinary professor at applied mathematics of Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

 

Could ‘resurrection plants’ be the future of food?
Could ‘resurrection plants’ be the future of food?

 

The future of food
The future of food

 

Will drones become the future of farming?
Will drones become the future of farming?

 

Mark Jackson: A personal story about farming and the future of agriculture
Mark Jackson: A personal story about farming and the future of agriculture

 

The future of farming: Smart agriculture in a competitive world
The future of farming: Smart agriculture in a competitive world

 

What lies ahead? The future of agriculture, aging and artificial intelligence
Lab-made meat, driverless cars, and robot caregivers were all once part of some futuristic fantasy, but they may be a part of reality sooner than we expected. In the first episode of 2018, The Stream looks at what lies ahead for agriculture, aging, and artificial intelligence?

 

The Future of Farming & Agriculture
Farming is being revolutionized by a technological wave. That's great news—by the year 2050 Earth's population will be 10 billion, so we need to almost double the amount of food we now produce.

 

The Future of Agriculture
The Future of Agriculture

 

The urban agriculture revolution | David Gingera | TEDxManitoba
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The food systems we use today are no longer able to meet our needs. By relying on our broken mainstream food systems, we are paying more money for lower quality food. And we're destroying our environment while doing it. The solution to our problems is to start growing food in cities. Through urban agriculture, we can grow healthier food, at lower costs, in a way that's better for our environment.

 

An Innovative Farming Model for the Next Generation | Clara Coleman | TEDxDirigo
No stranger to what makes farming successful, Clara Coleman has a clear plan for a new collaborative farming model that responds to today's particular challenges and embraces entrepreneurial diversification. She calls this the ARC Farming Project—Agrarian Resource Collaborative Farming—and she's on the path to making it a reality.

 

The farming robots of tomorrow are here today | The Future IRL
Robot farming machines are already doing the dirty work in more fields than people may realize.

 

The urban agriculture revolution | David Gingera | TEDxManitoba
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The food systems we use today are no longer able to meet our needs. By relying on our broken mainstream food systems, we are paying more money for lower quality food. And we're destroying our environment while doing it. The solution to our problems is to start growing food in cities. Through urban agriculture, we can grow healthier food, at lower costs, in a way that's better for our environment.

 

Pushing Boundaries in Agriculture | Rob Saik | TEDxRedDeer
Pushing Boundaries in Agriculture | Rob Saik | TEDxRedDeer

 

The Future Farming Technology - Geographic History
Power for agricultural machinery was originally supplied by ox or other domesticated animals. With the invention of steam power came the portable engine, and later the traction engine, a multipurpose, mobile energy source that was the ground-crawling cousin to the steam locomotive. Agricultural steam engines took over the heavy pulling work of oxen, and were also equipped with a pulley that could power stationary machines via the use of a long belt. The steam-powered machines were low-powered by today's standards but, because of their size and their low gear ratios, they could provide a large drawbar pull. Their slow speed led farmers to comment that tractors had two speeds: "slow, and damn slow."

 

FarmBot: open source backyard robot for a fully automated garden
In the front yard of Rory Aronson’s San Luis Obispo home (that he shares with 9 roommates), a robot is tending his garden- seeding, watering, weeding and testing the soil- while he controls it from his his phone. FarmBot is what he calls “humanity's open-source automated precision farming machine”. https://farmbot.io/

 

This computer will grow your food in the future | Caleb Harper
What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology. Get to know Harper's "food computers" and catch a glimpse of what the future of farming might look like.

 

The Gene Revolution, The Future of Agriculture: Dr. Thierry Vrain at TEDxComoxValley
Thierry Vrain retired 10 years ago after a long career as a soil biologist and ended head of a department of molecular biology running his own research program to engineer nematode resistance genes in crops. In his retirement career as a gardener he learned five or six years ago how the soil ecosystem really functions and have been preaching ever since. He find himself with a good knowledge of genetic engineering technologies surrounded by people in fear of being hurt by the food they eat. He found that he cannot ignore them anymore and has joined the campaign to educate consumers about the potential health problems reported in the recent scientific literature.

 

Also see: Agriculture Videophile

 

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