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Drones on the horizon: new frontier in agricultural innovation

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’ safety and privacy rights secure. 


Dispatches

Drones and dogs work together to save avocado crops

Florida’s multimillion dollar avocado industry is under threat of a deadly fungus that is spread by beetles. But a combination of drones and dogs could be a game-changer


Q&A

‘UAV-based remote sensing will be like using a cell phone today’

Interview with Roberto A. Quiroz, Potato Center (CIP), Peru


Perspectives

Sri Lanka's drone pioneers

The International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka has begun to experiment with drone technology to support a wide range of studies like crop monitoring, disaster mitigation and disease prevention. 

Perspectives

Preventing the spread of desert locust swarms

Drones could play an integral role in identifying and preventing desert locust swarms in the fight against this dangerous migratory pest


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Measuring

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An SMS service delivers quick answers to farmers’ climate questions...

Saving traditions..

The indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia have adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture....

Adapting to risk..

Communities use GIS and GPS to assess climate risks in the Cook Islands...

Forecasts for a fairer future..

An early warning system delivers rainfall data to Kenyan farmers’ cell phones...

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 73 - e-agriculture strategies

CARICOM’s e-agriculture str.....

CARICOM turns to ICTs to transform Caribbean agricultural production. ...

A telecom operator in West.....

Orange helps to make mobile services available to farmers in Niger ...

An ICT-triggered rural know.....

An ICT-triggered rural knowledge revolution in India is helping to break down the barriers that stand between localised rural economies and globalised markets....

e-agriculture strategies: t.....

Many African countries have developed national e-governance, e-health and e-education strategies, yet many still lack an e-agriculture strategy. One exception is......

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