Tag: UAV

Mamy Muziga Ingabire: “We came up with demand-led solutions for using drones”

Managing director of Charis UAS, Mamy Muziga Ingabire, explains how her drone services company has evolved to respond to farmers’ information needs. What led you to launch the first unmanned aerial systems (UAS) company in Rwanda? In the beginning, we never had in mind that this innovation or idea was […]

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 […]

Harmonising Africa’s drone regulations

With decision EX.CL/Dec. 986-1007 (XXXII), the African Union (AU) has established one of the most important incentives for its member states – to use drones to boost Africa’s development and accelerate transformation on the continent. Indeed, drones have been used to solve many development problems in the fields of agriculture, […]

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 […]

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 […]