ICT Update Magazine - Special issue on drones for agriculture

CTA's ICT Update magazine is looking for articles for its forthcoming issue, which will focus on civilian drones (also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs) and how they can be used to support farming, fisheries, livestock and natural resource management.

CTA would like to hear from anyone who has used or is using drone technology to carry out projects and initiatives involving the above-mentioned sectors.

The Centre is interested in hearing about both positive and negative experiences with UAV technology. For example, what are some of the challenges posed by drone technology in your project? What are your solutions – or what solutions do you think will be adopted in the future? We are particularly interested in articles describing work carried out in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, although writing focused on other regions of the world will also be considered.

CTA hopes you will be interested in sharing your ideas and lessons learned from using UAV technology in the field with its readership. If you are involved in a UAV project or know of interesting UAV uses in the sectors of focus, please send a brief description for consideration. The deadline for submission of proposals is 31 December 2015.

Chosen writers will be sent an article outline and a list of questions to be covered in the article. Final articles will be either 700 or 1200 words in length.

Additionally, please share with us any online resources, publications, papers, and reports related to the use of UAVs in farming, fisheries, livestock, and natural resource management operations. We intend to draw from a wide array of materials and resources for this issue of ICT Update.

For more information, send an email to Ms Faine Greenwood: fainegreenwood@gmail.com who is conducting this research into civilian drone technology on behalf of CTA.

ICT Update is a bimonthly printed bulletin, web magazine, and accompanying e-mail newsletter focusing on the use of information and communication technologies in agriculture in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. It is published in English and French by CTA.

Faine (Sara) Greenwood
Researcher, Guest editor
Email: fainegreenwood@gmail.com
Tel: +31 (0)715 141166

Giacomo Rambaldi
Sr. Programme Coordinator, ICTs
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA)
P.O. Box 380; 6700 AJ Wageningen, The Netherlands

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