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drone technology: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:29 am
South African farmers in the Western Cape have found valuable ways to use drone technology to boost their agricultural output and methods, leading to an upskilled workforce and general cost cutting. Elsenburg farmers are using drones to conduct general monitoring flyovers, assess vegetation health, track and monitor animals which may need assistance, as well as to assess stressed zones among crops that require watering and fertilisation.
Staff, 3:19 am
He pointed out that discussions are taking place within the Government to introduce the technology in the agricultural sector. “A drone goes for about $6,000 (sh20m) and could be more effective than hand pumps when it comes to dealing with pests affecting oranges,” he said. However, initiatives outside the Government are moving faster than the Government to work with drone technology in agriculture.
Kevin Mwanza, 12:49 am
According to a report by Quartz, Fear of terrorist attacks has made Kenyan authorities wary of the use of drone technology for commercial purposes in the country and has put local innovations of these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in limbo. The east African nation has place a blanket ban on production and use of UAVs over what it termed as security concerns.
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