Drones for Agriculture available in Swahili
The issue of the magazine ICT Update n. 82 on “Drones for Agriculture” has now been translated into Swahili, thanks to volunteer work from partner organization ITC. The Swahili edition is available for download on this page.
Organizations / institutions interested in supporting the versioning of the issue in an additional language are welcome to contact Giacomo Rambaldi of CTA (firstname.lastname@example.org) off list.
About Drones for agriculture special issue
Drones or Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used to collect very high spatial resolution images that, alone or combined with other data streams, are increasingly being used to support decision-making at fine spatial scales. The ICT Update agricultural magazine has published a special issue on the use of this relatively new technology in agriculture. The STARS project is featured in this special issue in an article that outlines the role of UAVs to improve agricultural practices in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia as well as the various challenges that need to be overcome for a successful use of UAVs and of UAV images to advance the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.