Innovation and Technology

Five Recommendations for Sustaining Agricultural Innovation

Innovation on African smallholder farms is the subject of a new report available through the Global Forum on Agriculture Research.

PlantCatching is the Airbnb of Gardening

It’s not always easy to get into gardening when living in a city. PlantCatching has been created to help gardeners connect and overcome this difficulty.

Harvesting Better Access to Information

Farmers’ access to profit-building mobile tech suffers from two C’s: connectivity and content. Governments, NGOs, and private sector can help.

Finding Locally Grown Produce Is Easier Than You’d Think

RipeNearMe helps people to find fresh food growing in their local area.

Pearls of Production: A New Tool to Improve Millet Yields

New grain tools allow farmers to thresh pearl millet efficiently, sustainably, and productively, increasing yields and the independence of small family farms.

The Smart Gardener Takes the Guesswork Out of Gardening

The Smart Gardener uses technology to help gardeners plan, plant, and harvest their gardens.

Technology to the Rescue?

The right agricultural technologies can increase yields while protecting natural resources.

Innovation for Sustainability: Prized Worldwide- The Neem Tree Finds a Niche Around the World

Societies all over the world have found uses for the neem tree, especially as a natural pesticide and fertilizer in agro-ecological systems and as a medicine.

Innovation for Sustainability: Drying Racks Improve Fish Processing in Burundi

A system of raised drying racks introduced by the FAO has helped improve the livelihood of many in Burundi’s fishing industry.

Innovation for Sustainability: The Groasis Waterboxx fights desertification, one tree at a time.

The Groasis Waterboxx reclaims land lost to desertification by creating a microclimate for young trees.