Africa Connected with Standard Bank

A birds-eye view on Ivorian agriculture, thanks to drones

Travelling through Côte d'Ivoire for Standard Bank’s Africa Connected, Lee Kasumba stopped by the headquarters of WeFly Agri to talk drone technology and agricultural potential.

When WeFly Agri launched in 2017, the start-up sought to address the lack of visibility that plantation landlords had over their agricultural investments by bridging the information gap with Precision Agriculture. This meant that, landlords were no longer slaves to the traditional method of running operations which required them to place their faith in the accuracy of their plantation supervisor reports. Now, they are able to map and monitor their own land from afar.

We want to give back power to plantation owners and, even farmers.

Ackson Mwenda, Aerospace Engineer at WeFly Agri

With the use of drones, landlords are able to see the state of their crops, whether their plants are water-stressed and, are able to determine whether they are over-spending on their irrigation systems – contributing to a large scale profitability.

It’s having all the data you need to make well-informed decisions.

Ackson Mwenda, Aerospace Engineer at WeFly Agri

Since its inception, the company has made a positive impact on the agriculture industry and, has quickly gained favour with plantation landlords and farmers, who are excited to produce in a most cost-effective and efficient way.

We can do more with this African land, because we have the potential.

Ackson Mwenda, Aerospace Engineer at WeFly Agri

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