CTA has selected the companies/organisations selected for the cost-sharing initiative for the set-up of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) services for agriculture in six ACP countries:

Company / organisation
Country
Twitter
Aerialdrones Technologies Ltd
Nigeria
@bonyejeli
ATMANCorp Nigeria Ltd
Nigeria
@ATMANCorp
CharisUAS Ltd
Rwanda
@Charis_FlyinCam
Espace Géomatique sarl
Burkina Faso
Coming soon
@eGeo_bf
iDrone Services Ltd
Zambia
@iDrone_zm
Institut Agricole d’Obala (IAO)
Cameroun
@iao_cm
Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA)
Jamaica
@MIIC_Jamaica
The eligible countries included Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia and Jamaica. The deadline for submission of expressions of interest was 6 August 2017.

Related:

Drone governance: a scan of policies, laws and regulations governing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 79 countries

A study assessed the existence of policies, rules and regulations governing the use of ‘unmanned aerial vehicles’ (UAVs) – or drones – in all 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group countries. The results are quite telling: as of April 2016, 73% of ACP countries did not have any rules or regulations in place; 19% had some regulations in place; and 8% were in the process of formulating them.

The data gathered in the course of the study have been published on a site hosted by The Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) and are accessible at www.droneregulations.info. CTA hopes that this database will help to increase awareness of the rules and regulations surrounding UAV use, promote their responsible use and help to fully realise their potential in the management of crops, fisheries and other resources.

This post was originally published at PAEPARD and has been republished with permission.

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