e-Agriculture Learning Activity on Drones. Live session with Giacomo Rambaldi from CTA: Drone Regulations: Challenges and way forward
Today, we are tackling an important topic, on which many of you have already posted questions: regulations. We will start our topic with a live presentation from Giacomo Rambaldi from the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA). He will talk about regulations, privacy, safety and security and look in particular into the situation in Africa. He will explain what you need to know about regulations before starting operating a drone and where you can find additional information, specific to the country you are working in. He will also address the challenges regulations bring to introducing drones in agriculture.
Giacomo Rambaldi is senior programme coordinator at the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in Wageningen, Netherlands. He has 35 years of professional experience in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, South-East Asia, South Pacific and the Caribbean where he worked for a number of international organizations including FAO, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and on projects funded by the Italian Aid to Development and the European Commission. Giacomo is founder and developer of Participatory Avenues www.iapad.org, a website dedicated to sharing knowledge on community mapping and collaborative spatial information management and of www.ppgis.net a worldwide network of participatory mapping practitioners. More recently he started working on the topic of UAVs/drones in agriculture paying attention to the aspect of national regulations which according to him may determine whether the technology will thrive or never take off in a country. He is managing the www.uav4ag.org DGroup with 900 members from over 100 countries and related accounts on Twitter @uav4ag (26K followers) and Facebook @uav4ag (87K followers).
Drone Regulations: Challenges and ways forward - A recorded presentation by Giacomo Rambaldi from CTA.