Artificial Intelligence to Aid Africa's Crop, Crisis Planning

According to, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool is using satellite remote sensing and machine learning to predict agricultural yields of key crops across Africa, to help mitigate the harms of climate change and other crises, its developers say.

Pan-African research organisation AKADEMIYA2063 says the Africa Agriculture Watch tool will aid the production of staple foods including, maize, cassava and sorghum, across 47 African countries and will give policy-makers timely access to high-quality, predictive analytics, which are often lacking on the continent.

"The adoption of AI technologies, particularly in the area of subsistence farming, will not only increase crop yield but also benefit rural folks and provide food security for the nation," Jerry Sam, executive director of Ghana-based technology hub Penplusbyte, said.


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