Knowledge Hub Webinar- Drone Technology and Agricultural Development: Awareness and Adoption in Nigeria

Date: 30/06/2021

Duration: 15:00-16:00 (BST)

Location: Online

Science and technology for development

In this webinar, Commonwealth Alumnus Femi Adekoya will discuss the importance of using drone technology in the agriculture sector in Nigeria. The use of drone technologies has seen an increase across all sectors. In agriculture, drones can be used to identify the symptoms and root cause of a number of issues experienced by farmers, such as crop productivity and crop health. Using drones for farming has many benefits, however drone technology is expensive and farmers lack awareness of the technology and benefits. There is a need to educate and advocate to build the capacity of farmers to adapt to new technologies.

This presentation will highlight the speaker’s personal experiences of using drone technology for agriculture, the challenges faced in the agriculture sector, and how drones can be instrumental as solutions to these challenges in Nigeria.

The webinar will last for approximately 1 hour, including a Q&A session.

The CSC’s Knowledge Hub webinar series is open to all Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni. Through the series, Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni will discuss their work and contribution to development across a range of contemporary global challenges, and provide insight into ongoing research and action.

You can watch previous webinars on the CSC’s YouTube channel.

Femi Adekoya is an agricultural professional with strong interests and experience in agricultural innovations and technologies. He is the Founder of Agridec Ltd, a Drone Strategist and Head of Flight Operations at Integrated Aerial Precision. He uses Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs) and drone data to help farmers and relevant stakeholders adopt and practice precision agriculture.

Femi Adekoya is a 2019 Commonwealth Shared Schoalr from Nigeria. He completed an MSc in Integrated Pest Management at Harper Adams University.