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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.

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Institutionalizing drone mapping applications for disaster risk management in agriculture

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is an ethnically diverse country with about 52 million people belonging to 135 officially recognized ethnic groups in 14 states and regions and Nay Pyi Taw as its capital. Over 70 percent of the population live in rural areas with farming, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and other natural resource sectors accounting for over 60 percent of employment in the country, about 36 percent of gross domestic product, and about 30 percent of exports by value.

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