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In the 1980's Brazil's first indigenous Congressman, Xavante chief Juruna, went around with a recorder to tape conversations with other politicians because he said the white man's word was not to be trusted.
E-commerce giants such as Alibaba and Pinduoduo are increasing efforts to help rural farmers and merchants sell their products online. China has made eradicating poverty an important goal to be achieved by the end of 2020.
Kris Folland grows corn, wheat and soybeans and raises cattle on 2,000 acres near Halma in the northwest corner of Minnesota, so his operation is far from small. But when he last bought a new tractor, he opted for an old one – a 1979 John Deere 4440.
From 5G to artificial intelligence, here are key technologies that will make a difference this year.
Although unrelated, the last decade has seen two significant events: Nepal promulgated a new constitution after decades of instability and is now aiming for prosperity.
MCMC will be opening 5G bands to tenders starting the first quarter of 2020, and opening it to consortium of telcos rather than letting a singular player monopolise it.
China’s largest agricultural drone maker expects to double its sales next year as the government pushes for the creation of bigger farms that will require more of the technology.
China dreams of becoming an AI utopia, pushing beyond surveillance and into education and health care
China has had success with AI and surveillance, but when it comes to social issues such as education, health care and agriculture, there is still a ways to go.
Mobile technology had the biggest benefit of all technology on aid operations in 2019, according to an exclusive poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Dec 18, with drones and satellites also helping to speed up help to people in need.
After 15 year career with tech giants like IBM and Alibaba, this gifted farm boy is bringing AI back to China
The AI brain helped lettuce producer Haofeng cut its water and fertiliser use by 10%, saving US$2.1mil per year.