The pilot project on the use of drones for better management of development projects in the agricultural sector was launched on Friday.
This project is the result of a partnership agreement concluded on 26 July 2018 between Tunisia, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the municipality of Busan in South Korea.
The Korean fund KOAFEC, administered by the AfDB, is financing this project through a grant of nearly one million dollars.
The project will be implemented in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid. It consists in using drones in the collection of data relating to the agricultural sector to improve, in particular, the management and monitoring of irrigated areas and integrated agricultural and rural development.
The technique also developed to deal with the effects of climate change will also make it possible to develop general agricultural and land census tools.
Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, who kicked off the project at a graduation ceremony for people trained in this field, stressed that ‘the use of drones will save time and costs’.
According to him, the technology will also help to cope with natural disasters, especially fires, and could be used in the field of water and soil.
-Tunis Daily News