Eyes in the Blue Sky. Smart-tech for African Agriculture

What will an agricultural drone monitoring Tosin’s farm mean for Tosin and her farm business? In my informed opinion it would mean optimized farming operations, increased crop/ livestock production, and unparralled monitoring of livestock/crop growth.

Throughout Africa, small holder farmers’ yields are far below what farmers achieve in other parts of the world. Among the reasons for this disparity is that, in addition to a lack of inputs and mechanisation, most African smallholder farmers have not been trained to use advanced agricultural practices.

It may sound counterintuitive to propose a solution as technologically advanced as drones to address such an issue, but drones have the potential to change the way even small farmers run their farms

What needs to be done ?

  1. Sensitisation of farmers on the need to explore digital technology for Agriculture.

  2. Connect smallholder farmers to drones devices / manufacturers at lower cost

  3. Train smallholder farmers on the usage of different types of drone devices .

What other ways can be explored to connect smallholder farmers to drone technology?

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