Food and Water

The world needs to produce 50% more food than it is today to feed the nine billion people expected to inhabit the earth by 2050, according to the World Bank. Yet climate change and declining crop yields are confounding that effort. In this section you'll read how a combination of compassion and technology can help solve the food and water insecurity already plaguing regions around the world.
 

Schneider Electric - Supporting Sustainable Farming with Azure IoT

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Farmer Craig Blackburn of Blackhills Farm in New Zealand, relies on Schneider Electric's SCADAfarm to manage water use. Learn how the system, built on Azure IoT enables Blackburn to adjust his irrigation machines to the land's water needs while integrating with weather predictions and making adjustments on the fly to net up to 50% savings.

Students Build App to Ensure Classmates Don't Go to Bed Hungry

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Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn realized that over 78% of students at their school receive free lunch, but often have no way of getting dinner. Using STEAM, the students created an app in hopes of supplying students with meals after-school for free -- and they won a top award for it.

Kitchen Social: Tackling hunger and isolation during school holidays

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The Mayor's Fund for London is calling on businesses and community organizations to support its efforts to reduce hunger and social isolation for disadvantaged children across London during school holidays. Deputy Mayor Matthew Ryder explains the campaign in this video.

EZ Farm uses the Internet of Things to Improve Food Security in Africa

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IBM Research is using the Internet of Things to help local farmers in Kenya optimize crop growth. As Dr. Kala Flemming explains in a brief video, farmers using the EZ Farm IoT remote monitoring solution are seeing better quality produce and will also see more produce.

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