Business News

A Popular, Pricey Kitchen Staple Is Getting Even More Expensive — And It's Prompting Theft

Olive oil prices have significantly increased over the past year.

Growth Strategies

Startup Spotlight: Jordan-Based Smart Green Is On A Mission To Digitally Transform Conventional Farming Practices Across The MENA Region

One of Smart Green's main offerings is Fertigo, a smart irrigation and fertigation system that aims to address water scarcity.

Starting a Business

Startup Spotlight: Tunisia-Based RoboCare's Tech-Driven Agronomic Solutions Help Farmers Navigate Climate-Change-Related Issues

By integrating satellite, drone, and IoT sensors onto its platform, RoboCare provides optimal technical solutions for individual farming needs.

Starting a Business

Startup Spotlight: Jordan-Based SmartWTI Offers Sustainable Water Solutions For Farmers To Operate Despite Arid Conditions

Armed with a mission to help farmers maintain their businesses despite the region's aridity, SmartWTI designs and manufactures tech-driven water management solutions.

Thought Leaders

How Dairy Farming Made Me a Better Tech Entrepreneur

Here's how working on a dairy farm contributed to my success as a technology entrepreneur.

Growth Strategies

Tackling Food Insecurity In The MENA: A Playbook For The Private Sector

The private sector is instrumental in tackling issues related to food insecurity and sustainable agriculture, but is there a way we can laser focus our efforts in one direction?

Science & Technology

5 Things Silicon Valley Gets Wrong About Agriculture

Fail fast, fail often doesn't work for farmers. Here are five agricultural realities funders and innovators need to understand.

Business News

'They Might Bite:' 10,000 Carnivorous Minks Are on the Loose After Being Set Free By Vandals

Law enforcement is still investigating the case and has yet to identify and suspects.

Business News

Climate Change Almost Threatened the Fate of This Thanksgiving Staple

An exceptionally warm summer nearly triggered a shortage of this beloved Thanksgiving side.

Starting a Business

Startup Spotlight: Sharjah-Based Merlin Farms Is Addressing MENA's Water Scarcity And Food Security Issues Through Aquaponics

Merlin Farms' farming technique is based on the concept of aquaponics -a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics- which can grow plants without soil by utilizing fish waste.

Science & Technology

We Have More Farming Data Than Ever, But This Crucial Piece Is Missing

Farmers have been left to navigate an increasingly complex tech stack on their own. What's desperately needed is a single, integrated, intuitive interface.

Science & Technology

Farmers Don't Have Enough Water. Can AI Help?

Precision agriculture - the use of technology like networked sensors and artificial intelligence - is helping farmers get by without the water they once had.


Ranchers and Vegans Have Finally Found Something They Can Agree On

Advocating for the importance of holistic farming techniques has united two unlikely factions.

Science & Technology

How Technology is Fighting Agriculture's Unsettling Age Problem

As more farmers near retirement age, technology is challenging long-held views on what it means to be a farmer ... and that's a good thing.