Drones for Agriculture

E-Agriculture in Action

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FAO and ITU, together with partners, have been working together in addressing same of the challenges faced in agriculture through the use of sustainable ICTs. One of the latest developments is the increase in the use of small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, for agriculture. Drones have a huge potential in agriculture in supporting evidence-based planning and in spatial data collection. Despite some inherent limitations, these tools and technologies can provide valuable data that can then be used to influence policies and decisions.




Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are playing an increasing role in addressing problems faced by agriculture. The challenges faced by agriculture from climate change alone are enormous and the need for the farming communities to adapt and become resilient is key to feeding the world’s growing population. Harnessing the growth and transformative potential of ICTs provides a tremendous platform not only for addressing some of these challenges, but also for accelerating efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


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