Technology is gradually taking over the agricultural sector today. Gone are the days when an individual would struggle to till an acre of a land for days. All thanks to the now readily available tractors designed to help the farmer perform the same task in a matter of hours. Not only are there tractors but various tools have also been devised and put in place to help in the farm. And drones are now joining in to do the farm work.
Africa is now taming the agricultural sector to clasp the new wave of farming. Drones are actively effective in the African continent. Countries like Mauritius, Cameroon, Ghana, are already at the forefront in implementing the use of drones in the country. Cote d’Ivoire is now grasping the technique of using these machines and are taking root in Ivory Coast.
How beneficial the drones are to the farmers and owners of the farms
Ivory Coast has advanced its style of doing stock checks and growth reports as well. The drone is able to do a calculation of the stockpile of gravel that is being produced. This is made possible through some image processing machines which come in 3D. Although the results from the drone are slightly different from the normal way of weighing the stock, they have proven to be effective. This has greatly reduced the workload and improved on the time of carrying out these activities
The drones have also enabled the owners of the various plantations and investors as well to be able to keep tabs on what is happening on their farms. This has attracted more investors to adopt to this current technology. Not only do you get to save time travelling to see your plantation, but you also get to be able to access the view of your farm, anywhere anytime. Even with your smartphone.
Employees can prove to be untrustworthy sometimes. The drones have also been helping owners of plantations to be able to monitor the activities that go on in their farms at ease. They are also able to follow up on any special instructions they have given and satisfactorily confirm that their subjects adhere to them to the latter.
Way forward for the country
The country gets to acquire these devices from other countries that manufacture them. They usually purchase them in parts where they get to reassemble them. In case of any wears and tears, repairs are done within the country. However, the country is looking forward to producing its own drones. These efforts will also be boosting the local industry, hence increasing the relief of access to local farmers as well. All together the economy is set to thrive.
The law on banishment of drones by the civil authority aviation of Ivory Coast continues to prove to be a challenge to most farmers. Project managers are advising the authority to help by allowing the use of the machines. It is no doubt the results will yield a positive impact on their economy. Otherwise the economy will continue to be adversely affected.
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