Sunday, July 10, 2016

Status of UAV Governance in Africa - interactive map

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) recently commissioned a scan of 79 Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Groups of States vis a vis the status of rules and regulations affecting the use of remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) better known as drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Below is a map showing the status of legislation by country. Concerning Africa, the study was limited to Sub-Saharan countries.



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Animation on "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Agriculture" produced by students of the Wageningen University

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Agriculture from CTA on Vimeo.

This video animation has been produced by students from the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing ate the Wageningen University and Research Centre in the context of the GRS-60312 Remote Sensing and GIS Integration Consultancy Project. Their report 'Towards Cost and Benefit Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to Support Agricultural Production' is synthesized in this well crafted video animation.

Members of the study group include: Vinicius Perin, Ramin Heidarian, Simon Veen, Erwin Van den Berg and You Zhou. Coach: Sytze de Bruin

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