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Virtual yield

Thanks to a US startup, unused front lawns are feeding the local community.

Traditionally, those who want to grow their own vegetables have to plant and tend them themselves. But now an Austrian startup is offering the chance to do everything by app.

Using information on ripening season or longevity, virtual gardeners can choose herbs and vegetables that a team grows for them organically. Data on climate, crop growth or pests are logged in the online system.

Users control when their crop is to be watered or fertilised (using beer waste?) and finally harvested from their sofas. The greens are sent out on the same day.

An English startup, meanwhile, is connecting agribusinesses with farmers in East Africa. 

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