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CTA’s “Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019” reveals great opportunities for investment

The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has published the Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019. The report advocates for the digital agricultural transformation that can feed Africa. In his launch statement, the CTA Director, Michael Hailu stated, “With the right policies, innovation and investment, the continent’s agriculture […]

Burkina Faso enacts is own regulations governing the use of drones

As of 6 May 2019, Burkina Faso officially has a regulatory framework for the operation of remotely piloted aircraft systems. The document sets out the official conditions for the operation of remotely piloted aircraft systems, and is divided into two parts, namely Decree no. 20019/0013/MTMUSR/ SG/ANAC on technical conditions for […]

Le Burkina Faso promulgue sa réglementation sur l’utilisation des drones

Le Burkina Faso dispose maintenant officiellement depuis le 06 mai 2019, un cadre réglementaire relatif à l’exploitation des systèmes aériens télépilotés. Le document règlements les conditions officielles d’exploitation des systèmes aériens télépilotés et se subdivise en deux parties à savoir un arrêté N° 20019/0013/MTMUSR/SG/ANAC portant conditions techniques d’exploitation des systèmes […]

Women of Decade in Innovation and Leadership Award

The Women’s Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting was held this year in New Delhi, India with the theme of “Reimagining Societies: Reclaiming Humanity with Gender Equality.” This large global event hosts over 2000 women from 120 countries, coming together to foster empowering conversations, connections and collaborations among women entrepreneurs and […]

AfGoesDigital presence at EXCO 2019 in Rome, Italy

Next week (15-17 May 2019) we will be in Rome attending and exposing at the the EXCO 2019 in Rome, Italy. Our booths will be at the CTA Village (C12, Pavilion 7, Fiera di Roma). Thanks to CTA for supporting our participation. Visit the EXCO 2019 (free entrance) and meet […]

UAV Mapping for Informal Settlement’s Planning

Spatial information is an essential component for the planning of informal settlements. An accurate base map is required to provide a model of the current situation to aid in designing proposed improvement plans for the settlements. There are various sources of spatial information that can be used to generate base […]

Portuguese version of continental policy recommendation launched

Members of Africa Goes Digital and CTA supported NEPAD and the African Union in producing the Portuguese version of the key reference document “Drones on The Horizon: Transforming Africa’s Agriculture”. This report published in English and French in June 2018, provides a contextualised review of drones as a vital precision […]

Showcase of disruptive technologies for agriculture

Site visit and demonstrations in Ghana On 15 April 2019, ahead of the official launch of the Alliance for Green Revolution Forum 2019 (AGRF 2019), a range of applications of drone technology for agriculture have been showcased by members of Africa Goes Digital at Bomarts Farms Ltd, in Dobro, Nsawam, […]

Landmark Pan-African Policy Recommendation Singles out Drones as a Transformative Technology for Africa

On June 8, 2018, a full report on the technology entitled “Drones on the horizon: Transforming Africa’s Agriculture” has been launched by Prof Yaye Kène-Gassama Dia, from the University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar, on behalf of the High-Level Panel on Emerging Technologies (APET) and NEPAD during the Africa Innovation Summit […]