Hack4Farming Nairobi 2016: Inspiring Technological Intelligence for Seed Companies

aWhere co-hosted a Hack4Farming event last month in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of its ongoing hackathon series. The hackathon was the second such event held by aWhere in Nairobi, after the inaugural event last October, and was hosted in the Nailab space. Around 60 participants, including developers, mentors, and representatives from seed companies, participated in the event, hosted alongside the African Agricultural Technology Foundation, iHub and IOTA.

 


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Freedom to Fly: the New FAA Regulations and Drones for Ag

aWhere Provides Weather Data to Add Value to Agriculture- Drone Industry Insights 

                Last month, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued new regulations allowing drones to be used for select commercial purposes, including agriculture.[1]    The announcement of these new regulations[2], and the allowance of drones to be flown commercially, was a boon to the burgeoning agriculture-drone industry, which has been advancing its technology of using drones to collect images that can inform farmers of on-field conditions and influence farming decisions, from fertilizer application to irrigation.

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