PAY-AS-YOU-GO SOLAR-POWERED FRIDGE EMPOWERING RURAL AFRICANS

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Many people in rural Africa lack access to electricity and have little hopes of getting connected to the grid in the near future. With the usually high temperatures in sub-Saharan Africa, it is extremely difficult to preserve fresh vegetables, meat and dairy products in such communities. Brazilian company Youmma is solving the problem with it′s […]

SOLVING AFRICAN FARMERS′ CHALLENGES: Drones to the rescue

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A startup in Ghana is helping to address some of the challenges that farmers face by using drone technology. The company called Acquahmeyer rents out drones that help small-scale farmers check the health of crops and use pesticide only where it is needed, reducing pollution and health risks. Although a large portion of Africa′s population […]

DOES ‘ORGANIC’ MEAN ANYTHING? – Part 3

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A LOOK AT THE MONEY So you have chosen to eat Organic, at least some of the time but you are concerned about costs. Generally, Organic Food is more expensive because it is more labour intensive (remember no pesticides, chemical fertilizers or drugs), Organic certification is expensive, Organic feed is costly, Organic farms are often […]