ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

April 2016


Guest editor

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


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