Drones set to give global farming a makeover
'Drones set to give global farming a makeover' is the title of an article in The Guardian, describing various applications of UAVs in smallholder economies. From identifying plant stress for early warning of problems in the field to collecting statistical data for effective agricultural policymaking, UAVs can be used for a variety of purposes.
“The drone itself is like a toy. But it can tell us a lot about crop health, and varieties of crops grown. It can give us true information from small farmers, and with that we can support and advise them accordingly.” is a quote by one of the interviewed scientists.
Read the article in The Guardian.
A drone equipped with a camera hovers over potato crops in Peru (picture from www.theguardian.com)