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Drones in disaster risk reduction efforts for the agriculture sector

Apr 2016

In an effort to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on its food security, the Philippine Department of Agriculture and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched drones to more accurately predict where agricultural damage will be worst and quickly assess damages when disasters strike.

Christopher Morales, Director of Philippine Department of Agriculture Field Operations Service, illustrates the initiative, explaining how drones can be a more efficient and cost effective tool.