The Internet of Things Comes to the Farm: The Last Agricultural Drones

Many internet-based technologies are entering the farms now a days. From driverless tractors and mobile apps to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or more commonly known as “Drones”, farming technology is rapidly evolving. Let’s take a look at what can be achieved by drones, like for example “Mapping and Aerial Photography” to “Spraying”, let’s see.   Farmers can use drones to identify specific sections of the crop where the plants are stressed by lack of water, diseased or infested with bugs, which [...]

WHY GABON IS SUCCEEDING IN DIVERSIFYING FROM OIL

And how the private sector can help lead agricultural mechanization As the prestigious news magazine The Economist mentioned this year, Gabon is reinventing itself from being almost totally dependent on oil exports, to a healthy diversified economy, that is not so exposed to the volatility of one sector alone, with the recent collapse in oil prices and the following decline from the middle of 2014 the challenge is big for the Gabonese economy. In this week’s article we want to [...]

Would agriculture jobs be affected by the use of robots?

Currently robotic machinery is not affordable but the difference between this kind of machinery and the human labor cost could become insignificant by 2020 Adapted from Scientific American Most developed countries have seen labor participation in agriculture decline rapidly in the past 100 years, and this is not just a case of automated machinery eliminating human jobs; it’s not that simply, United Nations reports that 54% of the World population lives in urban areas, and this proportion is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. [...]

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