Tag: precision agriculture

April 2016: ICT Update 82 on “Drones for Agriculture” was published | A ground-breaking legacy

“Drone technology could help farmers around the world monitor their crops, fend off pests, improve land tenure, and more. But to realise its full potential, regulatory regimes are necessary, while keeping citizens’ safetyand privacy rights secure“, this is how the editorial of ICT Update, a bimonthly magazine published by CTA, […]

SOWIT: digital imaging of agriculture in Africa

Remote sensing and artificial intelligence (AI) are being used by agri-tech start-up SOWIT to help African farmers in 15 countries optimise their crop yields. For Hamza Bendahou and Rkha Chaham, tomorrow’s agriculture will involve planting, fertilisation and irrigation, while also tapping the potential of algorithms and AI. These young entrepreneur […]

Drones could become one of the main drivers of agricultural growth in Senegal

Malick Diagne is the head of GeoRisk Afric, a company founded in March 2016. He attended training sessions on drone usage for precision agriculture organised by CTA and the French company, Parrot, as part of the “Eyes in the Sky” project. In this blog, using his 12 years’ experience in […]