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


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Measuring

Adapting to risk..

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

Water, soil and data..

A project in Swaziland uses remote sensing and GIS to identify irrigable farmland. The data are analysed to improve the efficiency of project management processes....

The community call box..

A pilot project to introduce payphones, connected to satellite networks, is providing telephone services to remote communities and helping to develop the telecoms......

A balanced delivery..

Irrisat-SMS combines satellite data, information from local weather stations and feedback from farmers to deliver daily, detailed irrigation scheduling advice via......

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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. ...

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......

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....

A telecom operator in West.....

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

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