Aerobotics, a South African agritech company, has secured US$5.6 million through Naspers’ startup incubator, Naspers Foundry, to help pioneer the use of artificial intelligence in agriculture. The subscription-based model will assist farmers in cutting out lengthy and costly data collection through its AI tools, allowing digitally enabled tree-counting, e-inspections of tree health and e-reports on missing trees.
The Agritech Africa International Exhibition & Conference 2019 at Kenyatta International Conference Center in Nairobi. East Africa has been a fervent early adopter of agritech technologies, including the use of drones for surveying.
Image courtesy: Flickr/The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)