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TECH 26 Apr 2019 | 3:00 AM

Cambodians try out smartphones to track – and ease – climate woes

Yin Socheat, a 29-year-old Cambodian farmer, is immersed in her smartphone – but it isn’t the latest viral meme she’s looking at.

TECH 03 Sep 2018 | 10:30 PM

Australia unveils starfish-killing robot to protect Barrier Reef

A robot submarine able to hunt and kill the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devastating the Great Barrier Reef was unveiled by Australian researchers on Aug 31.

TECH 06 Mar 2018 | 9:00 AM

Catching shrimps using big data and digital tools

Cargill Inc plans to offer big data to boost shrimp production, expanding technology tools that bolster agriculture to aquaculture.

TECH 12 Dec 2017 | 6:00 AM

Apple and Wal-Mart are helping China crack down on polluters

Ma Jun’s years as an environmental activist taught him one lesson: if you want factories to clean up their act, shaming them in front of Apple Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc works better than government fines.

TECH 05 May 2016 | 3:00 AM

Digital farming could spell shake-up for crop chemicals sector

Global pesticides, seeds and fertiliser companies may be forced to re-engineer their business models as farmers adopt specialist technology that helps maximise harvests while reducing the use of crop chemicals.

TECH 22 Apr 2016 | 2:30 AM

Farm technology helps clean up Nairobi's drinking water

Samuel Kinuthia knows how to make the most of technology. Using a technique called basin terracing, he has boosted his income at his farm in Murang'a county, and helped provide Kenyans as far away as Nairobi with better access to clean drinking water.