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Machine learning meets African agriculture

November 13th, 2019

In 2016, a crop-destroying caterpillar, Fall Armyworm (FAW) was first detected in Africa. The crop pest has since devastated agriculture by infecting millions of cornfields, which threatens food security on the continent. Farmers who rely on harvests for food need to combat the pest, which has now spread to India and China. That’s where Nazirini…