Joseph Rosario

How Wadhwani AI Uses PyTorch To Empower Cotton Farmers

An image of a cotton boll infested by bollworms Cotton is a major fibre crop across the world, cultivated in over 80 countries with nearly 100 million families across the world rely on cotton farming for their livelihood. With such importance placed on many farmers’ crops, cotton’s particular vulnerability to pest infestations has been troubling to many. …

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Funders find ways to offer capital in emerging markets, despite Covid

https://www.ft.com/content/40d246e3-5cd3-40ae-bb23-fb640d3637a4 Early in the pandemic, small businesses in the US were handed a lifeline by the taxpayer-funded Paycheck Protection Program, which helped many to stay afloat as revenues collapsed. Businesses in emerging markets were, however, not as fortunate. “Credit from traditional providers is being pulled in and businesses are seeing major issues with access to …

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USA’s Space Foundation is Charting a Space Education Roadmap Across the World and Africa is Next

Shelli Brunswick, COO of Space Foundation   Founded in Colorado Springs in 1983, Space Foundation is the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. The nonprofit leader spearheads space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium and now Space Symposium 365.  In an …

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Paddy stubble can decompose in 25 days with microbial solution: ICAR

Initial results from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) about trials on the effectiveness of a microbial consortium to decompose paddy stubble show that the latter can decompose within 25 days amid reports of Delhi-national capital region (NCR) and several other north-western states battling “poor” air quality index (AQI), which has become an annual …

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Pros and Cons of Hydroton (Clay Pebbles) in Hydroponics

Why clay pebbles are one of our top picks for small growers Clay pebbles or hydroton (sometimes referred to as LECA—light expanded clay aggregate) are a hydroponic substrate with units about the size of marbles or peanuts. Because they’re so lightweight, easy for transplanting and harvesting, and easy on the hands, they’re a favorite of small producers using …

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Still A Long Road Ahead For Indian Startups Eyeing To Take The IPO Route

There are about 35 startup unicorns in India and just a handful of them are chasing IPOs. It’s not the case of startups not wanting to go public, the situation is infact quite contrary. Lack of profitability is a major constraint for many startups as SEBI rules stop them from going public. Sample this, out …

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