The 'Farmers Toolkit', as presented in this project, contains various geodata tools applicable for farmers to assist their decision-making and adopt climate-smart agricultural practices. This project launched a training program (April - December 2021) on these tools, which are: Flying Sensors, irrigation advisory services (IrriWatch portal), WaPOR portal and apps; and Climate Risk Assessments.
Practical Farmers' Toolkit Project
HiView, together with its partner FutureWater, gave 2 days of lectures at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, which partners with UNESCO. As part of their master degree, 7 students were taught the theory behind flying sensors (also known as drones), the different types of applications and how to use them in an agricultural setting.
Flying Sensor Lectures 2021 at IHE Delft
Drone flights for monitoring fruit frost protection wind turbines
Drone flights for monitoring fruit frost protection wind turbines in Krabbendijke, The Netherlands
Approach and impact of the APSAN Vale project - Mozambique
In the APSAN-Vale project, HiView has trained local operators to monitoring water productivity in target areas by Flying Sensors. The flying sensors provide regular observations of the target areas, thereby giving insight into the crop conditions and stresses occurring. This information is used both for monitoring the water productivity of the selected fields and determining areas of high or low water productivity. Flying sensors provide high-resolution imagery, which is suitable for distinguishing the different fields and management practices existent in smallholder farming.
TWIGA: Field campagne in Tamale, Ghana using flying sensors
Transforming Weather Water data into value-added Information services for sustainable Growth in Africa (TWIGA), is a four-year collaborative project funded under the EU Horizon 2020.
TWIGA aims to provide actionable geo-information on weather, water, and climate in Africa through innovative combinations of new in situ sensors, Flying Sensors, and satellite-based geo-data. With the foreseen new services, TWIGA expects to reach twelve million people within the four years of the project, based on sustainable business models.
ThirdEye: Flying Sensors to Support Farmers' Decision Making
Mapping smallholder farmers’ fields with a unique network of Flying Sensor operators in Mozambique. Part of the Securing Water for Food program, funded by USAID, Sida and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Flying Sensor Lectures 2020 at IHE Delft
FutureWater, together with its partner HiView, gave 2 days of lectures at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, which partners with UNESCO. As part of their master's degree, around 10 students were taught the theory behind flying sensors (also known as drones), the different types of applications, and how to use them in an agricultural setting.