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Tanzania uses drones to aid in mapping and prevent clashes over land

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Since September 2016, Tanzania's government deploys drones for land mapping in rural areas in order to stop frequent clashes between farmers and cattle herders over land and scarce water resources.

"The use of drones helps us to define the boundaries of plots of land on the ground with great accuracy," said Samuel Msaki, a senior land mapping official at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development.

Credits: VOA News

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), capture high-resolution images that can be used to conduct precise aerial surveys so that national planners can identify and digitize actual boundaries of disputed land.

"There are just too many border disputes in this area. When my land is legally recognized, I will have my peace of mind," said Hamisi Mwinyimvua, a rice farmer in Kilombero district.

Source: VOA News