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The project Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground proclaimed as the Winner of the WSIS 2020 prize in the category E-Agriculture

GENEVA, 7 September 2020. By embodying components like scientific research, proof of concept initiatives, capacity building, support to investment, enterprise development, networking, experience capitalisation and communication, the Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground project, funded and supported by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU […]

Exploitation miniere a Madagascar

La technologie drone : Sécuriser la terre, garant du développement rural

A Madagascar, la technologie du drone accélère le processus de règlement de conflit foncier, un des problèmes fondamentaux des paysans malagasy. Les données numériques et cartographiques qu’elle fournit contribuent au développement local. Au sud-est de Madagascar, à Vohilava Mananjary, les images et les caractéristiques topographiques fournit par le drone a […]

SecureFarmer: More productive farmers through technology and mechanisation

Rapid population growth and the migration of rural youth to the urban areas show the importance of increasing agricultural production in Nigeria. But at the same time, a lack of mechanisation options has made it harder to raise yields and increase outputs. Off the back of a credit scheme initiated […]

Unmanned aerial vehicles and protected wetland areas: Testing the use of drones for mapping and ecological monitoring of the Mono Delta Transboundary Biosphere Reserve in West Africa

In West Africa, a project has tested the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in producing accurate maps and providing ecological monitoring data of protected sites and habitats in wetlands. The drone-based technology was found to be more cost-effective and user friendly than more traditional satellite-based remote sensing and was able […]

Les drones au service de l’agriculture au Togo

L’agriculture au Togo occupe 86% des ménages ruraux et contribue à 40% à la production de la richesse nationale. C’est près de 4 millions d’agriculteurs sur les 7 millions d’habitant. Cependant face aux nombreuses difficultés auxquelles elle fait face les drones apparaissent de plus en plus comme une solution incontournable […]

Exploring the adoption of drones in agriculture in Benin: perceptions and willingness of small producers to pay for drone services

Exploring the adoption of drones in agriculture in Benin: perceptions and willingness of small producers to pay for drone services

A project in Benin has been carried out with small-scale paddy rice farmers to determine their acceptability of, and willingness to pay for, drone-based advisory services aimed at enhancing productivity. Implemented by Global Partners and funded by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU, the project revealed the […]

Fall armyworm: an airborne approach to combating the invasive pest

Since fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) was detected in West Africa in 2016, this voracious pest has continued to affect a large variety of crops and threaten food security across a number of countries. Northern Ghana, for instance, has been particularly hard hit by its invasions, and maize yields in the […]

Drone regulations in West Africa: A comparative analysis

Harmonising drone regulations in Africa will ease the movement of drone operators across countries facilitating the contribution of the drone industry to the economic and social development of the continent as envisioned by the African Union. Using the case of Benin and Senegal, the present study shows this harmonisation is […]

L’utilisation des drones permet aux petits producteurs d’augmenter la rentabilité du riz irrigué au Burkina Faso

Au Burkina Faso, un projet de recherche conduit en 2019 par l’Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA) en partenariat avec Espace Géomatique SARL, un cabinet spécialisé dans la géomatique et l’utilisation des drones agricoles, a démontré que l’utilisation des drones représente effectivement pour des petits agriculteurs un système […]

Des drones pour la cartographie des aménagements hydro-agricoles au Burkina Faso

Des drones pour la cartographie des aménagements hydro-agricoles au Burkina Faso

L’Afrique connait de nouvelles entreprises qui apportent des solutions cartographiques aux projets de développement et aux petits agriculteurs. Cargitech Sarl fait partie des Bureaux d’études émergents au Burkina Faso et qui s’engagent à promouvoir des nouvelles technologies. Par son savoir-faire, Cargitech Sarl est spécialisé en Cartographie et dispose d’une large […]