The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is informing the community that it has established a supporting centre for drone operations in Benin, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. CTA is partnering with a French Company Airinov in this project.
Drones are also called the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and are used in the management of crops, fisheries, forests and other natural resource-based activities within farming activities. This is possible as drones are equipped with high resolution cameras to facilitate advanced crop research using remote-sensed data .
Airinov provides technology to enable the mapping of fields and in the project the following services will be offered:-
- to support tailored experimental field work by offering very precise and reliable statistics based on drone-sensed imagery.
- flying several times over a season to enable agronomists and researchers to have a dynamic view on their trials and make informed decisions based on reliable data
The table below provides the details on in-country contacts under this project
|Benin||Global Partners Sarl||Abdelaziz Lawani, @GBPartners_bj|
|DRC||Initiative Régionale de Documentation et d’Accompagnement Communautaire au Développement (IRDAC)||Barthélemy Boika, @irdac_|
|Ghana||Farmerline Ltd||Mr Worlali Senyo, @farmerline|
|Ghana||Syecomp Business Services Ltdfirstname.lastname@example.org,@Syecomp_|
|Tanzania||Agrinfo Company Ltdemail@example.com, @agrinfotz|
|Tanzania||Uhurulabs Ltd||Mr Frederick E. Mbuya,@uhurulab|
|Uganda||ESIPPS International Ltd||Dr Jane Bemigisha,@esipps|