Goodbye tractors? Farm of the future could use robots
12 April 2019 | 10:09 am
The farm of the future will have a team of small robots instead of the huge tractors and machinery common today, according to a UK agritech startup.
19 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020
A purple glow illuminates stacked boxes where lettuce, herbs and kale will soon be sprouting at one of Europe's biggest "vertical farms" just opened in a warehouse in Copenhagen's industrial zone. Fourteen layers of racks soar from floor to ceiling in this massive, 7,000-square-metre (75,350-square-foot) hangar used by Danish start-up Nordic Harvest.
27 Dec 2020
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his government's commitment to the farmers, while addressing a farmer's event via video conferencing. Meanwhile, thousands of farmers continue their protest against the new agriculture laws, blocking a major highway on the Singhu border, about 30km northwest of New Delhi.
8 Jan 2021
Every day, around sixty children make their way to a school set up in a makeshift tent on the sidelines of protests against agricultural reform in India. The school was created for local slum children, who either don't go to school or haven't been since schools closed in March due to the coronavirus.
14 Mar 2021
It is not known how many of the reptiles remain at large. So far, 27 have been captured after they escaped from a commercial breeding farm earlier this week.
20 Oct 2021
Farmers and lobby groups are split on an EU agricultural reform that may increase farmers' incomes and consumers' prices. A DW joint report reveals a rift between farmers and the groups purporting to represent them.
19 Nov 2021
Farmers in northern India have been protesting against the three laws for over a year. Union leader Rakesh Tikait said they will not call off the protest until parliament formally repeals the laws.
13 Dec 2021
The three laws were passed last year, with the government saying they were essential for the modernization of Indian agriculture. But that led to furious protests from farmers fearing for their livelihoods.
8 Jan 2022
A hydroponics greenhouse in Kenya is shaping modern agribusiness in Africa. Techpreneur Charles Oduk hopes to inspire farmers in arid areas all over the continent with his automated farm.
29 Jun 2022
A snakebite to the farm owner led German police to finding more than 110 snakes. The woman who was poisoned is in a critical condition in hospital.
5 Aug 2022
In Africa, greenhouse farm is becoming an alternative to fight food insecurity and high food prices caused by the Ukranian war. Specially in Cameroon, this agricultural technique, in which crops are cultivated under enclosed environment, can now help many families to afford food prices.
14 Aug 2022
In Africa, greenhouse farming is proving a way of fighting food insecurity and high food prices caused by the Ukrainian war. In Cameroon, this agricultural technique — cultivating crops in an enclosed environment — is helping many families afford food.
5 Sep 2022
The influential director, who now turns 80, reveals how he developed his fascination for the edges of the world in his memoirs, titled "Every man for himself and God against all."
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This week on French Connections we take a look at the complex web of "autoroutes", or highways, in France. Over 70 percent of French people stayed in France for their vacations in 2023, and that means most of them hit the road. From its inception in 1927 to controversial toll increases to bumper-to-bumper traffic, we tell you how these highways illustrate so much about French society.
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The European satellite has revealed the secrets of a planetary system that's puzzled scientists for years. It will teach them about other stars and planets.
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In this edition of Perspective, we look at the tireless work going on behind the frontlines of the war in Ukraine; specifically, the people helping children traumatised by conflict. Olena Rozvadovska co-founded the charity "Voices of Children" to provide psychological support to those in greatest need.
2 hours ago
A video that shows CCTV footage has been circulating since November 30, where we see a pregnant woman being violently stabbed by a man. Some users claim that the video shows a Palestinian woman stabbed by an Israeli settler in the West Bank. We tell you what this video really shows in this edition of Truth or Fake.
2 hours ago
The death toll from floods in northern Tanzania following torrential rains this weekend has risen to 63, officials have said. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said in comments broadcast on television on Monday that the number of injured stood at 116 people.
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