Tag: farming

Solar Powered Organic Farming for Jamaica’s Food Security
Caribbean Tech, Green Tech

Solar Powered Organic Farming for Jamaica’s Food Security

“Innovative Energy efficiency or renewable Energy solutions that have local or regional benefits, provide jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions” Excerpt from the IDB's 2012 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest Solar power, it seems, can do more than just make the plants grow, dry our clothes and beat us with the might of the God Hurracan when the Season start on July 1st every year. It can also be tamed in other ways aside from using photovoltaic (Solar Panels) and Solar Concentrators as our North Americans neighbours appear to have the land and financial wherewithal to achieve as chronicled in The American Race towards Alternative Energy. After all, the most usable form of Solar Energy is in its raw form instead of converting it to Electricity as in the case of Digicel in my article Dig...
Farmville Jamaica Live heralds the rise of Social Farming
Video Games, Green Tech

Farmville Jamaica Live heralds the rise of Social Farming

Most Jamaicans live on their Social Networking sites, be it Facebook, Twitter or the latest craze, Foursquare. The statistics from Jamaica’s Low Net Penetration – Broadband Internet A Universal Right, the fact that 71.7% of Jamaicans use FaceBook and Twitter. One therefore dares to imagine what would have been the effect had Jamaicans liked smartphones FIRST instead of Blackberry so much, as smartphones with a Data Plan are capable of streaming! Social Networking Sites such as No. 2 Search Engine YouTube would be all the rage – not to mention the positive spinoff of Jamaica having a smarter more college-educated population as opined in StudyBlue reveals Smartphones, Tablets make you smarter – The Big Bang Theory on Google! A conclusion that is well acknowledge by many based on the resear...