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Posts on the topic "drones"

Posts on the topic "drones"

  • CTA Project 'Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the ground' showcased

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTAs) project, ‘ Transforming Africa’s Agriculture: Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground ” was this week showcased at FAO headquarters in Rome, at the IFAD Governing Council Meeting. Besides the stand display, there was a presentation on the last day where drones for agriculture were presented. This project was nominated for the WSIS Prizes 2019, category AL C7 – E-agriculture , whose voting is underway at the time of writing. About the project CTA is assisting African start-ups in acquiring capacity to deliver Unmanned...
  • e-Agriculture webinar on the impact of technology on sustainable agriculture

    The e-Agriculture and Aerobotics invite interested individuals to participate in this webinar below:- Title: The impact of Technology on sustainable agriculture Date : 7th of February 2019 Time : 16:00 hrs (Rome Time) [ What time is this? ] Register here Abstract Annually, farmers lose 15% of yield due to pests and diseases, for example this would equate to more than $300 million in South Africa alone. The rise of precision agriculture can not only reduce this loss and increase yields but also ensure that action is taken in a sustainable manner. How can modern technologies such as drones and...
  • High Level Panel – Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2019

    Utilizing the Power of Digital Innovations for youth, smallholders and family farmers. The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is organized by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Germany) and is hosted by the European Commission and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). FAO is sponsoring a high level panel on, Utilizing the Power of Digital Innovations for youth, smallholders and family farmers Background to the highlevel panel The world faces unprecedented challenges affecting the sustainability of agriculture and the livelihood of millions of...
  • Drones for Precision Agriculture

    A presentation made at the ICT4D Conference by Abdelaziz Lawani Drones have grown to be widely accepted in agriculture. Current evidence shows that UAVs are effective in evaluating land use, land cover, assessing the impacts of disasters, securing property rights and have great potential for increasing agricultural productivity. At the last ICT4D 2018 Conference , Abdelaziz Lawani made a presentation on the use of drones in agriculture. An interesting focus of this presentation was; Does the adoption of UAVs or drones in agricultural practices make the farming activities more efficient or...
  • The role of technology in Food Sovereignty: Part 1

    by Olaitan Ogunnote & Raimot Adewunmi - Undergraduate Research Assistants, ECV Ontario, SEDRD, University of Guelph Introduction While we might not yet be able to live on our red monochromatic, moon-like planetary counterpart, Mars, we could make our stay on the bright bluish-green Earth with...
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  • AFITA/WCCA 2018 Conference

    This conference is being collaboratively organized by AFITA, INFITA, and INSAIT with the aim to coalesce the 'Research Frontiers in Precision Agriculture' for sharing the recent advances in Remote Sensing & GIS, ICTs, IoAgT, sensor networks, image processing, robotics, machine learning, big...
  • Robotic bees could pollinate plants in case of insect apocalypse

    An interesting article appeared in The Guardian and reports that Dutch scientists say they can create millions of bee-like drones to take over if the insects die out. This comes at a timely moment when bees and other pollinators are reported to be under threat. In a recent report the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations noted that “present species extinction rates are 100 to 1 000 times higher than normal due to human impacts”. The solution of robotic bees by scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands is an example of using ICTs to tackle world’s...
  • Africa bets on technology to lure youth to farming

    Thomson Reuters Foundation profiles young farmers who have stayed on the farms despite a drift of young people from farming in Africa. According to the African Development Bank , Africa has the world’s youngest population with 60% of its 1.2 billion people under 25. Yet Africa’s young people are off the farms. There is hope that technology such as mobile telephony – where Africa penetration rates remain high – could be a rallying point to bring young farmers back to the fields. Meanwhile, developed nations turn to robots, blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning to solve...
  • loT in Agriculture Solutions from AgTech Startups

    The growing world population means that food production will have to increase to meet the growing demand. ICTs are touted as one of the boosters and possible contributors to increased agricultural productivity. In a recent blog , it has been argued that the Internet of Things is one of such technologies to be watched. The Internet of Things in agriculture is construed as a “group of technologies that include soil sensors, cameras, weather stations and other technological gadgets that gather data about farming activities”. The data obtained is analysed by algorithms and other software and...
  • Drones and Fly week

    International Data Week (IDW) will be co-located with SciDataCon, CODATA and Research Data Alliance’s (RDA) 12th Plenary in Gaborone, Botswana, November 5-8, 2018. IDW is set to be a unique gathering of data professionals from all corners of the earth. Since many have begun to use drones/RPAS/sUAS1...