OPINION | AI can help farmers grow food in tunnels - using 99% less water

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Conventional farming practices use approximately 125 000 litres of water to produce five thousand lettuce heads. However, with an innovative AI-based smart agriculture solution, the same amount of crop can be produced using less than 4 500 litres of water on a fraction of the land, says Mark Germishuys.

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