HiView and FutureWater Provide Flying Sensor Acquisition and Training in Mozambique
March 24, 2023
HiView and FutureWater will provide the Agência de Desenvolvimento do Vale do Zambeze (ADVZ) in Mozambique with a dozen of new ‘Rapid Eye XS’ drone systems, as well as DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise NDVI systems. These will be used for extension services to farmers in the Zambezi Valley. Also, FutureWater and HiView will provide a two-week in-depth training to the staff of ADVZ on the use of both systems, including image processing and interpretation. This training will take place in May 2023.
Revolutionary Flying Sensor Training
June 9, 2023
This training program stood apart from others due to its unique collaboration with FutureWater for the acquisition of the cutting-edge Rapid Eye XS drone systems. The Rapid Eye XS, a lightweight (< 250g) and cost-effective drone developed by HiView, is specifically designed for swift monitoring operations on a small scale.
HiView and FutureWater Give Lectures on Precision Agriculture with Flying Sensors
March 6, 2023
This week HiView, together with its partner FutureWater, gave two days of lectures at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, which partners with UNESCO. As part of their master degree, seven students were taught on the theory behind flying sensors (also known as drones), the different types of applications and how to use them in an agricultural setting.
HiFarm Project Successfully Completed in Kenya
December 15, 2022
In December 2022 the HiFarm project, a data driven agricultural intensification pilot program for maize, coffee and tea farmers in Kenya was completed. The 18-months project aimed to improve farmer productivity and profitability whilst enhancing the environmental risk management and climate resilience of 60 lead farmers through improved soil and crop nutrition management.
Training at Strathmore University, Nairobi
August 1, 2022
In early July, Martijn de Klerk, flying sensor expert at FutureWater, and Jan van Til, operational manager at HiView, gave a one-week training at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya on the use of drones for agriculture. The course was part of the farm extension service ‘MapYourCrop’ developed by FutureWater, as part of the TWIGA project, with partners FutureWater, Hydrologic, and UFZ Helmholtz.
HiView in Mozambique
June 28, 2022
On 17 June Jan van Til from HiView accompanied his colleagues from ThirdEye at a presentation day for potential clients. ThirdEye is a Mozambican drone service company that was established in 2015 by FutureWater and HiView. On this day, which was partly held in a venue in Chimoio and partly in a field near Chibata, 12 participants had the chance to meet with the team and get informed about all applications that are possible with Flying Sensors (drones), specifically in the agriculture sector.
Beneficiaries Share Their Experience on Using Geodata Innovations in Field Schools in Egypt
May 14, 2022
The project ‘A Practical Farmers Toolkit – Geodata for climate smart agriculture in Egypt’ has successfully finished in February 2022. An exciting video was made, which gives a short overview of this agricultural project.
Training Course on Flying Sensors for Agricultural Systems Kicked-off in Kenya
January 24, 2022
FutureWater and HiView kicked-off stage 2 of the Nuffic TMT training course on ‘Crop models and remote sensing for water management in agricultural systems’ at Egerton University in Nakuru, Kenya. After a series of online training courses in stage 1 last year, this in-country follow-up training focusses on flying sensors (drones) for agricultural systems.
A Practical Farmers Toolkit
September 14, 2021
HiView has kicked off a new RVO project: A Practical Farmers` Toolkit.
Water management in Egypt needs to cope with the increasing water scarcity issues. Especially the agricultural sector, being the largest water consumer, is pressured to decrease its water demands.
This project and the proposed capacity building activities are
perceived as game-changing in bringing innovative remote sensing tools to farmers and increasing the adoption of the tools amongst the farming community, ultimately increasing water productivity in the
agricultural areas of Egypt.
eco.business Development Facility
August 2, 2021
The eco.business Fund, in partnership with Futurewater, HiView, and Export Trading Group (ETG), one of the largest integrated agricultural supply chain managers and processors in sub-
Saharan Africa, has launched a pilot project in Kenya for data-driven agricultural intensification.
Using drones to attract youth into agribusiness and increase food production in Kenya
June 15, 2021
In Kenya, roughly 70% of the population is aged between 15-34. This age group is expected to double by the year 2050. Approximately 1 million young Kenyans enter the job market each year and only about 35% are absorbed into the formal job market. The remaining 65% end up unemployed or under employed. The agriculture sector dominates the Kenyan economy in terms of employment and contribution to GDP. Yet, the engagement of youth in agriculture is minimal.
Kick-off eTraining on Flying Sensors for agricultural purposes in Jordan
February 25, 2021
On the 22nd of February, we had the Kick-off event of the training on “Flying Sensors for agricultural purposes”. IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and the National Agricultural Research Center of Jordan (NARC) is collaborating with FutureWater and HiView in providing this tailor-made training.
Nature Reserves Drenthe, processed results
January 6, 2021
In July - August 2020 HiView, together with Borgman Beheer, conducted an interesting assignment from Natuurmonumenten, the biggest land conservation association in the Netherlands. The images are processed and the results provide meaningful insights into the vegetation development over several years.
Lectures on the use of Flying Sensors
September 25, 2020
Together with FutureWater, HiView was invited by the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, which partners with UNESCO, to host guest lectures on the use of drones for agricultural applications. As part of their master degree, around 10 students were taught on the theory behind flying sensors (also known as drones), the different types of applications and how to use them in an agricultural setting.
Nature Reserves Drenthe Repeat Monitoring
August 9, 2020
As part of efforts to improve the conditions to conserve nature reserves in Drenthe, HiView was requested to monitor and map vegetation development. HiView monitored the region in 2018 as well, which made this mission very insightful as it showed the development of the vegetation over time.
SMART-WADI Project: Drone Images for Farms
June 12, 2019
In April 2019, HiView travelled to Mashhad, Iran, to undertake a series of key activities related to the SMART-WADI project (SMART Water Decisions for Iran) with the main goal of testing drone flights and imagery recovery from agricultural fields.