Posts tagged as agriculture

Unique, scientific and flexible solutions for the agriculture industry

Food security is a growing concern in Africa. Predictions show that climate change will have massive negative impacts on especially maize crops. With half of the population growth between now and 2050 being predicted in Africa we have to shift our focus to more efficient and sustainable farming. GeofarmSA, a subsidiary of geospatial solutions company […]

Demonstrating satellite-based agricultural monitoring benefits in South Africa

  New turnkey earth observation products for agriculture monitoring are the latest addition to open access data to assist the local agriculture sector and aid the global quest for food security. Recently launched in South Africa, Sentinel-2 for Agriculture (Sen2-Agri) is a three-year-long European Space Agency (ESA) funded project that aims to demonstrate the benefits […]

Agricultural pesticide-use maps for South Africa

  A Water Research Commission (WRC) study led by CSIR principal researcher and water quality expert, Dr. James Dabrowski, has made significant advances in addressing knowledge gaps in managing the risks of agricultural pesticides in South Africa. A method aimed at prioritising pesticides according to their potential risk to human health and mapping the use […]

Fostering ties with Denmark

Denmark is open for business. That was the message from the government of Denmark to the people of South Africa during a recent royal visit to the country. Addressing a crowd of about 250 representatives from South Africa’s provincial and national governments, municipalities, business leaders and industry associations, Troels Lund Poulsen, Denmark’s minister for business […]