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Africa embraces drones for crops monitoring and research

Published on June 27, 2016

Scientists are planning to develop drones to monitor farms and facilitate scientific research in Africa. The technology has already been adopted in the US and Europe, where scientists and farmers use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to collect agricultural statistics.

In recently published research findings by Grand View Research, the global commercial drone market is estimated at $522 million and could grow to $2.07 billion by 2022, with farmers dominating the list of drones users.

 Prof Lukman Mulumba of Makerere University said, 

In the digital era, everything revolves around information. UAVs are important because they can play an important role in agricultural info-economics

Read more. Source | East Africa