• OK, folks, I know this platform is for agricultural economics related notes, but an exception once in a while won’t hurt. Last night I met up with an old schoolmate, Nikkie Korsten, who is in town for a conference.

  • Connected fields, autonomous and electric agricultural machines and advanced data analysis systems will contribute to more sustainable and profitable agriculture. RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden now starts a testbed for digitalized agriculture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Campus Ultuna in Uppsala, Sweden.

  • While the electricity increases for the next three years are expected to negatively affect the agricultural industry, farmers have the capacity to run renewable energy projects on their farms to not only reduce their costs, but support the national grid. Eskom has announced tariff increases of 9.41%, 8.1% and 5.2% for the next three financial years.

  • Rapidly falling renewable-energy costs, together with emerging opportunities to electrify other energy end-uses such as transportation and heating, are continuing to reduce the investment premium associated with placing the world on a more climate-friendly path, a new international report highlights.

  • A nighttime arrival at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport flies you over the bright pink glow of vegetable production greenhouses. Growing crops under artificial light is gaining momentum, particularly in regions where produce prices can be high during seasons when sunlight is sparse.

  • This is article that was written by Johan Boshoff-  You can contact him directly to obtain the full report.

  • Energy storage is becoming a critical question when it comes to renewable energy. Swiss startup, Energy Vault, has significant and concrete plans to tackle the problem. 




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