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06.01.2016

Second UAV Community of Practice Workshop oranized by CIP, Nairobi, June 6-7, 2016

Our friends from CIP will be conducting a second workshop around the application of UAVs in African agriculture next week. As UAV technology has really taken off nicely (pun intended), this is a most opportune moment for a get-together of the construction engineers, the pilots and camera operators, the scientific teams around them, as well as the early adaptors that are bringing UAVs into their daily business. The two-day workshop promises highly interesting discussions between the gathered experts, and those lucky enough to be able to attend are in for two exciting days of deep knowledge exchange.

The participanst come from all over East Africa, and a few even from farther afield. They will bring their home-grown experience with UAV technology in an attempt to share with and learn from others.  Government officials will be representing national bureaus of statistics, ministries of agriculture and food security and civil avian authorities. International research centers, like CIP and other CG partners, will be there, as well as a number of university teams, including those from UniNairobi, Kenyatta Uni, Sokoine and Makerere. A number of other partners like CTA, FAO, ASARECA and Babban Gona will also preesent their ongoing work. Needless to say that STARS partners will present about their findings in the use of UAV technology also.

For more information see the UAV-ARSIS Community of Practice workshop II website.

Those with deeper interests may contact dr. Dieudonné Harahagazwe (d.harahagazwe@cgiar.org)

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