Tag: UAV4Ag

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 →

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 →

First UAV4Ag Demonstration Day at Groital Farms

In the context of the 2nd Pan African Agri-Business Incubators Conference and Expo, Youth Day and PAFO Continental Briefing, The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation (CTA-ACP/EU) organised a series of field days to showcase how drones can be used in the context of farming activities. The demonstrations have been carried out at Groital farms in Nsawam, Ghana, by AIRINOV… Read more →

GCAA to Regulate Use of Drones from September

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has come up with standards and practices to regulate the operations of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), popularly referred to as drones, with effect from September this year. This means owners and users of drones, as well as those who wish to acquire them, need to officially apply to the GCAA to secure approval before… Read more →