This year’s ICTforAg conference brought together 300 experts in the agriculture and technology field from the international development community and the private sector. During the breakout session, “The State of Drones for Agricultural Development,” four experts addressed the benefits and challenges of using drones in agriculture. For a summary of the session and findings, read this article.
A future of agricultural drones and shrinking yield gaps in agricultural fields around the world is on the horizon. Now we need to ensure the services are accessible and demand-driven from the needs of smallholder and low resourced farmers.”
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One of the presenters of this breakout session was Kathryn Clifton from Catholic Relief Services (CRS). In one of our past ICT4D News Roundups we included an article that brought to light 11 ways CRS is using drones in agriculture projects. More information here.