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

Click here to access the Africa Connected portal or click below to watch Lee's full interview with Ackson Mwenda...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Big on palm oil? Make your way to Port Harcourt

Big on palm oil? Make your way to Port Harcourt

Pan-African journalist, Lee Kasumba is on a fact-finding mission in Port Harcourt, Nigeria for Standard Bank's Africa Connected.

'Hospitable' Nigeria ready to make investors feel at home

'Hospitable' Nigeria ready to make investors feel at home

While in Port Harcourt, Africa Connected's Lee Kasumba met with Professor Steve Azaiki, coordinator of National Think Tank Nigeria.

Nigeria is oil. But it's also agriculture and, of course, Nollywood

Nigeria is oil. But it's also agriculture and, of course, Nollywood

Bruce Whitfield asks Lee Kasumba (Africa Connected) to recap her visit to Port Harcourt in Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers State.

SA partnership holds the key to Port Harcourt's success

SA partnership holds the key to Port Harcourt's success

Pan-African journalist, Lee Kasumba is on a fact-finding mission in Port Harcourt, Nigeria for Standard Bank's Africa Connected.

Port Harcourt, Nigeria is open for investment

Port Harcourt, Nigeria is open for investment

Africa Connected's Lee Kasumba is in Port Harcourt, Nigeria to find investment opportunities. Follow her journey.

Nigeria, moving the continent forward through trade

Nigeria, moving the continent forward through trade

In anticipation of her trip for Africa Connected, Lee Kasumba discovers how Nigeria is moving the continent forward through trade.

Popular articles
'My hubby is 75 and we still do it' - stories about sex on the other side of 50

'My hubby is 75 and we still do it' - stories about sex on the other side of 50

Is biology putting the brakes on your sexuality? Callers share their experiences of sex and growing older.

'Some weed plants with high levels of chemicals have been linked to psychosis'

'Some weed plants with high levels of chemicals have been linked to psychosis'

Naked Scientist, Chris Smith shares his insights on some of the risks associated with smoking marijuana.

How to get rich by investing in smoking hot US and Canadian dagga shares

How to get rich by investing in smoking hot US and Canadian dagga shares

Returns of 500% are not unheard of. Is this another crypto-like bubble? Not in the least, says Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

[Watch] Dad breaks down when reunited with car sold to pay wife’s bills

[Watch] Dad breaks down when reunited with car sold to pay wife’s bills

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

'It is quite a milestone, it is a humbling experience'

'It is quite a milestone, it is a humbling experience'

Cosatu President Zingiswa Losi says being elected is a milestone not only for the women of SA but also for the women of Africa.

DStv Premium on a downward spiral, warns tech guru

DStv Premium on a downward spiral, warns tech guru

DStv has lost about 140 000 Premium subscribers to Netflix over the past two years, tech expert Arthur Goldstuck.

[LISTEN] 'Lesufi has been attacking Afrikaans schools since 2014'

[LISTEN] 'Lesufi has been attacking Afrikaans schools since 2014'

The Freedom Front Plus says the Gauteng Education MEC has flouted school language policies and is destroying Afrikaans.

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

What does Citadel’s famed disciple of contrarian, deep-value investing Dr Adrian Saville hope for (and fear) about money?