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Why We All Need to Ask: Who's Doing It Better?

This post originally appeared on Devex.Editor's note: Catherine Cheney presented on solutions journalism at the

Making sense of drone regulations

Authorities demand regulation for and supervision of the increasing use of drones, because of privacy, safety and security issues. Drone operators must be aware of this.

Counting coconuts with drones

On the Pacific islands of Samoa drone technology is used in a coconut tree survey to forecast more accurately yield and production of virgin coconut oil. 

Transforming smallholder farming through remote sensing

The STARS project explores ways to use remote sensing technology to improve agricultural practices of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with the aim to advance their livelihoods.  

The challenge of comparing crop imagery over space and time

Imagery collected by drones can help agricultural experts identify the causes of low crop productivity. But the technology must be adapted to determine different crop varieties from multispectral images. And problems of image calibration must be resolved.

Insuring Indian farmers more effectively

Crop insurance payouts could be sped up with the help of drone technology, preventing financial hardship and potentially helping more small-scale farmers get insured. 

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