Supporting Farmers with Drone Data


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, tells that story of nature stirred up by man’s dream of ensuring a food-secure world. Together with farmers, they have recently hopped on using drone technology to fulfill dreams of easy and non-destructive phenotyping for research purposes. Drone data insights in agriculture help farmers optimize resources, intervene when needed, and get the most yield out of their crops.

Our Crowddroner, David Michael Udoh, created this map over the IITA in Alaka, Nigeria. You can see the plantation in great detail; as such, we can differentiate between the different tree species, evaluate their health, and take action when needed. The IITA uses drones to help save irrigation water, optimize resources, and find tools to support local farmers get the most out of their crops.

Check out the other submission about drones in agriculture also in Nigeria

David Michael Udoh

Drone operator

David is a Crowddroning operator based in Nigeria. He submitted these images and maps as part of the Drones 4 Sustainable Forestry and Urban Green Challenge by GLOBHE to highlight local community challenges in forests in his home country. David is an experienced drone operator and a valuable member of GLOBHE's Crowddroning community.