Drone based crop research data acquisition and interpretation services now available in Benin, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is pleased to inform this community that it has been supporting the establishment of drone operators in Benin, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. These drone operators are equipped to facilitate advanced crop research using remote-sensed data interpretation services offered by the French company, Airinov

Among others, their services are tailored to experimental field work by offering very precise and reliable statistics based on drone-sensed imagery. Flying several times over a season enables agronomists / researchers to have a dynamic view on their trials and take informed decisions or draw conclusions based on reliable data. Indicators provided include but are not limited to: NDVI, biomass, chlorophyll rate, leaf area index, emergence rate, water stress, missing plants, height or flowering… Outputs are tailor-made to the trial (excel, pdf, web visualisation, geotiff and more.

For more information, you are welcome to contact directly the trained and equipped drone operators:

Benin

Global Partners Sarl, http://www.dvtinitiatives.org

Contact person: Abdelaziz Lawani, abdelawani@gmail.com

Twitter:  @GBPartners_bj

Ghana

Farmerline Ltd.: www.farmerline.co 

Contact person: Mr Worlali Senyo, worlali@farmerline.org

Twitter:  @farmerline

Ghana

Syecomp Business Services Ltd. : www.syecomp.com

Contact : projects@syecomp.com

Twitter:  @Syecomp_

République Démocratique du Congo

Initiative Régionale de Documentation et d’Accompagnement Communautaire au Développement (IRDAC) :  http://www.irdac.net

Contact person: Barthélemy Boika, barthboika@gmail.com

Twitter: @irdac_

Tanzania

Agrinfo Company Ltd. www.agrinfo.co.tz

Contact: info@agrinfo.co.tz

Twitter:  @agrinfotz

Tanzania

Uhurulabs Ltd.: http://www.uhurulabs.org   

Contact person: Mr Frederick E. Mbuya, frederick.mbuya@uhurunet.com

Twitter: @uhurulab

Uganda

ESIPPS International Ltd. : www.esipps-int.org

Contact person: Dr Jane Bemigisha, Executive Director: bemigisha@yahoo.co.uk

Twitter : @esipps

Those interested in drone technology are welcome to join a dedicated DGroup being animated via www.uav4ag.org