Practical Insights on unmanned aerial vehicles

Which Is Better for Farm Size Mapping: UAV Drones or Satellites?

Which Is Better for Farm Size Mapping: UAV Drones or Satellites?

Published on: Aug 28 2019 by Catholic Relief Services - 2 Comments
Development programming is full of information gathering, such as farm size. In a program I once worked on, smallholder farmers had to have less than three hectares...
Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Published on: Aug 05 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are multiple uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for aerial mapping and medical supply activities like blood and drug deliveries. However, the majority...
Apply Now: $235,000 Grant Funding for Your UAV Drone Data Innovations

Apply Now: $235,000 Grant Funding for Your UAV Drone Data Innovations

Published on: Jul 02 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $235,000 Grant Funding for Your UAV Drone Data Innovations
When we look at aerial robotics efforts in international development, we find that only about 10% of any given project focuses on the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...
5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health

5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health

Published on: Oct 31 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health
While unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) have a dynamic feature set and capabilities that make them a potential game changer in global development and humanitarian...
You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

Published on: Sep 14 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 3 Comments
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, really excel in emergencies as they satisfy the first need in an emergency: provide quick, cheap, and highly local damage estimates....
The State of Drones for Agricultural Development

The State of Drones for Agricultural Development

Published on: Aug 02 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on The State of Drones for Agricultural Development
Could Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, be a missing piece in addressing the global yield gap? One ICTforAg breakout session, “The State of Drones for Agricultural...
Ten Concepts Everyone in ICT4D Should Know

Ten Concepts Everyone in ICT4D Should Know

Published on: Jul 06 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Ten Concepts Everyone in ICT4D Should Know
I was recently asked which concepts are helpful in learning more about Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). I didn’t have an immediate...
Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Published on: Jun 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation
Opportunities and challenges relevant to smallholder agriculture in emerging economies are increasing thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones, sensors,...
11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

Published on: Jun 07 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 1 Comment
In February CRS, in collaboration with NetHope, flew a drone, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), over cashew farms in central Benin. Just from a first look at the...
Uber for Tractors is Really a Thing in Developing Countries

Uber for Tractors is Really a Thing in Developing Countries

Published on: May 31 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
You’ve probably taken an Uber, Lyft, or Grab Taxi. You may have used AirBnb. You could’ve even used Task Rabbit. I know I have. I’ve taken Uber...