April 9, 2018

Climate change innovations for African farmers

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), with the support of the World Bank, recently rolled out an initiative aimed at placing innovative climate-smart technologies in the hands of farmers so that they are better protected from the impacts of climate change.
March 26, 2018

The digital sharing economy: A cheaper way to mechanise

The cost of farm machinery is a major challenge for small-scale and commercial farmers. Nick Hoffman, general manager at Linebooker, and Jehiel Oliver, creator of Hello Tractor, explain how new digital platforms are being used to […]
March 5, 2018

Big data drives finance to agribusiness in Africa

An increase in the accumulation of large datasets on agribusiness in Africa is proving crucial to the financing of a sector often overlooked by banks. “We’re seeing the impact of the availability of data having a […]
September 11, 2017

Good performance in SA tractor sales ahead of the planting season.

The sustained good performance in the domestic currency over the past few months, coupled with a large domestic grain and oilseed harvest boosted tractor sales in August 2017. Although grain and oilseed prices remain depressed, the […]