FAO-ITU-AIT Regional Training on the Use of Drones, Satellite Imagery and GIS for Agriculture
The training materials and presentation now available for download
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in partnership with the Geoinformatics Centre, Asian Institute of Technology held on the 4th to the 8th of June a training on the use of drones, satellite imagery and GIS in agriculture.
This training comes as a follow-up to the FAO-ITU E-agriculture in Action: Drones for Agriculture publication. The publication shared knowledge and experiences in the use of drones in agriculture from various countries and partners.
This training was designed to build capacity among FAO-ITU member countries in the use of drones and emerging technologies and to equip members with the needed technical knowledge to fully utilize these technologies for agriculture, early warning systems and disaster risk management.
The invited participants were from FAO and ITU Member countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The 5 day training programmes so participants learning about drones, drone regulation, policies and privacy. Also participants had an opportunity to have hands on session on the basic manoeuvres of drones.
One commonly raised challenge with drones is that of processing drone and satellite remote sensing data – participants were give an over view of how drone data is processed. The training had also a field visit where participants had an opportunity to see drones being flown and in practical terms how these can be used by farming communities.
Use of drones in the Asia Region
A number of case studies were shared on the use of drones in agriculture in the Asia region. These include
- UAV applications in agriculture: Experiences from Myanmar, Roberto Sandoval, FAO
- UAV applications in agriculture: Experience from Laos, Xavier Bouan, FAO
- Drone based sensor platforms, Gopi Kandaswamy,TCS Research and Innovation
Besides the organisers, FAO and ITU, there was good participation from the partners in the region – These included APAARI, TATA Consultancy Services, Geoinformatics Centre, Asian Institute of Technology and the private sector
Browse the materials presented here