Drone technology is being used to collect and analyze data, and monitor irrigated areas, combat pests
|MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 14, 2019, At a special event highlighting the partnership between the African Development Bank and Korea held on the sidelines of the Bank’s Annual Meetings, the role of drone technology to boost food productivity in Africa, was on full display.
A pilot project, underway in Tunisia, is designed to reduce food imports. Drone technology is being used to collect and analyze data and monitor irrigated areas, combat pests.
The Bank launched the project, in cooperation with the Busan Metropolitan City in Korea with support from the Korea-Africa Cooperation fund (KOAFEC).
The session in Malabo included Korea’s ambassador to Equatorial Guinea H.E Kwak Ji Hwan, Korean technical experts, senior Bank officials, and private sector representatives.
“We see Korea as a strategic partner with respect to technology transfer, especially ICT technologies, drone technologies, and technology to improve crop varieties,” said Martin Fregene, the Bank’s Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry.
Four hundred and sixty drone pilots are to be trained in 14 months.
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