Tag: Syecomp

Drone Technology for Agriculture in Ghana: Giving Farms a Bird-Eye View

The emergence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, in recent years has provided new opportunities to obtain timely high spatial resolution images over crop fields at a reasonable cost. Drone technology is used to provide in-depth details of growing crops on farms, in a far more cost effective and efficient manner than traditional approaches of crop inspection.… Read more →

Geodata for Agriculture and Water: Syecomp’s Satellite-Based Information Services

Water security is fundamental for building resilience in agroecologies and farming communities, and for contributing to food security, human well-being, and sustainable development in low- and middle-income countries. Under increasing pressure, agricultural systems have to produce more food and other products on less land, with less water and fertilizer, while also ensuring lower greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, this needs to… Read more →

Ready to use Drones in Agriculture in Ghana?

One of our key partner institutions, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, is ready to deploy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles-UAV (Drone) Technology with multispectral sensors and 4K HDR for crop monitoring, field scouting, forest cover monitoring, and inventory works! More experimentation and precision agriculture in the offing! Interested in a project collaboration in Agriculture using drones? Send them a mail: Projects@syecomp.com Read more →

CTA Supports Drone in Agriculture Services in Africa

The CTA – Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation is supporting the establishment of unmanned aerial system (#UAS) services for agriculture in Ghana, Benin, Uganda, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania with technical assistance provided by AIRINOV. This week a group of 7 trainees is attending an intensive course at AIRINOV at the Le Cargo Paris. CTA… Read more →

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index-Syecomp’s expertise

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a dimensionless index that is indicative for vegetation density and is calculated by comparing the visible and near-infrared sunlight reflected by the surface (reflectance). NDVI indicates the presence of live vegetation. In agriculture, it is an indicator of crop vitality and vigour. In the agroforestry sector, it is used to determine biomass growth or… Read more →

2 Ghanaian ICT Companies Selected to Operationalise Drone Technology in Agriculture in Ghana

Two well-known Ghanaian ICT for Agriculture companies, Syecomp Ghana Ltd and Farmerline Ltd, are set to fully deploy Unamanned Aerial Vehicles-UAVs ( popularly known as drones) to improve the agricultural sector in Ghana. This was made known to AgricInGhana.com via Twitter feed. The initiative is supported through financial and technical support from the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation… Read more →

Launch of Youth in Organic Horticulture Production (YouHoP) Program

Gold Fields Ghana (GFG), in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which is implementing the Employment for Sustainable Development (E4D) in Africa program on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, is today launching the Youth in Organic Horticulture Production (YouHop) Program. The initiative, being executed through the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation, is… Read more →

Farmer Helpline Service in Ghana: Dial 0500000996

October 31, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Accra, Ghana – Delivering vital, actionable information to smallholder and commercial farmers in Ghana is essential to improving farm productivity, generating revenue and improving livelihoods especially in rural farming communities. Agriculture in Ghana is increasingly becoming more knowledge-intensive, thus having access to timely, accurate information that is tailored to specific locations and conditions is… Read more →

CTA Awards Grant to Ghanaian Geospatial Mapping Company

Syecomp Business Services Ltd, a private-sector provider of Agricultural Research and Geospatial Survey and Mapping company in Ghana has been awarded a grant by The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to develop a proof of concept and explore viable business models for the adoption of Geospatial Technology (GIS/Global Positioning Systems), dissemination of agro-climatic information and mFarm actor-chain interactions in… Read more →