L’utilisation des drones dans l’agriculture permettra une gestion intelligente des exploitations agricoles

La lumière provenant du soleil est absorbée par les plantes au cours de la photosynthèse pour produire de la matière organique. Les plantes reflètent ensuite de la lumière. Le capteur fixé sur le drone mesure cette lumière réfléchie. Le capteur …

Giko: A GPS-enabled mobile platform for sustainable crop protection against diseases using image location algorithms

If agriculture is to be safe, healthy and sustainable, it is essential to have healthy crops; they play a role in producing sufficient quantities of healthy foods and contribute to the quality of life. Knowledge of interaction between crops and…

Strengthening awareness and knowledge transfer for sustainable management of Fall Armyworms on the Copperbelt province of Zambia

Fall Armyworm (FAW) is a highly destructive invasive pest with the potential to continuously marginalize the growth of the agriculture sector in Zambia. FAW mainly affects cereal crops including maize, which is Zambia's staple food crop. Since 2016, Zambia has…

Bio-enhanced healthy seedlings for the management of soil borne diseases in vegetables

Soil borne pathogens are a major challenge in vegetable production because they are very difficult and expensive to control. The soil acts as a reservoir for their inoculum where they can thrive for very long periods. Chemical control, the mostly…

Application of agricultural drone device agriculture: an innovation for sustaining crop protection

With the demand for food higher than ever, farmers don’t have time to struggle with plant diseases and crop failures. And to address these challenges, my innovation for sustaining crop protection is the application of agricultural drone device in the…

Construction and testing of CRISPR-Cas9 constructs for the resistance of cassava to cassava mosaic viruses

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) has been used as a staple food in many nations. As of 2016, over 800 million people depended on cassava as their staple food. No doubt, cassava is amongst the most important crops in Africa because…

Combining satellite imagery and bioagressor phenology modelling for sustainable crop protection

Tunisia is a Mediterranean country, situated in the northern part of the African continent where agriculture plays a leading role in its economy (approximately 12 % of its GDP). Moreover, In Roman times, it was known as the “granary of…