On Wednesday 2nd May, Karabina Director, Dave Ives was invited onto the Classic FM Business Panel Discussion to talk about the Agritech Evolution and how technology is making an impact in agriculture and farming in South Africa, Africa and the world.
The panel discussion included the following industry experts:
- Dave Ives – Director, Karabina
- Michael Avery – Classic FM Show Host
- Omri van Zyl – Executive Director, Agri SA
- Dawie Maree – Head: Agriculture Information and Marketing, FNB South Africa
The panel discusses the challenges in the industry, and whilst there have been setbacks, it has remained resilient in spite of corruption, a leaking skills gap, drought, land reform debates and a volatile economy.
Access to new technologies and data have enabled South African producers in the agriculture sector to improve productivity and keep abreast of international trend changes in the relevant export markets.
Technology has become one of the greatest enablers of the modern era and it can help the agricultural sector take advantage of, and recognise, market trends, improve efficiencies, improve skills development and employment opportunities, and enter into new markets and spaces. Through intelligent technology investment, the sector can address challenges around population growth, enable sustainable operations, address the talent shortage and explore new business models to overcome failing profit margins and increased consumer demand.
Karabina partners with Microsoft to deliver technology solutions to the agricultural industry, with the Omnia Group of companies, a key reference customer. Using Microsoft Dynamics 365, Karabina is able to provide customers with intelligent data management and analysis tools, so that business owners are able to identify issues in production, fine tune processes and reduce waste. With connected employees they are able to deliver better value to their customers.
Take a listen to the full discussion here:
Contact Karabina if you are looking for technology solutions to help your business grown, to manage your data, connect with your customers and optimise your operations.