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

Syecomp team member setting up UAV for manual test flights. Photo credit: syecomp.com

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. With drones, Ghanaian farmers could
-undertake faster and better field surveys;
-generate improved high resolution aerial maps of their farms;
-detect water and crop availability and stress; and
-monitor livestock grazing patterns

Drones, mounted with multispectral sensors and flown over farms, generate imagery that can reveal irrigation issues, soil variability, and even detect extent of disease or pest infections. Additionally, the sensors are able to take images in spectrums beyond what the human eye can detect. Capturing data from the infrared spectrum which, combined with the visual spectrum gives farmers the ability to differentiate between healthy and distressed plants.

Drone-based data and information could help farmers improve agronomic practices, effectively plan their farm investments and make appropriate savings.

Syecomp sees potential in drones use in agriculture for precision farming. With drone-based imagery and data analytics, Ghanaian large scale commercial and smallholder food producers are assured of quality services to help them improve their bottom line and also the environment.

Interested in collaborative projects with respect to UAV/drone mapping services in Agriculture? Additionally, interested in investing in drone mapping services to particularly reach and impact smallholder food producers in Ghana? Send a mail using the contacts below:
UAV/Drone Mapping Services: edna@syecomp.com
Satellite Imagery Services: sallavi@syecomp.com

 

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