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Brussels Briefing 45: Damien van Eeckhout "Contribution of unmanned aerial systems to precision farming"

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The Brussels Development Briefing n.45 on the subject of “Smart and Affordable farming solutions for Africa: the next driver for agricultural transformation” was held in Brussels at 09:00-13:00 on 13th July 2016 at the Albert Borschette Congress Center, Room 1.A (Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels). This Briefing was organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the European Commission, the the European Commission / DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat, CONCORD, CEMA, Agricord and the PanAfrican Farmer’s Organisation (PAFO).

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Brussels Briefing 45: Damien van Eeckhout "Contribution of unmanned aerial systems to precision farming"

  1. 1. DRONE-BASED APPLICATIONS FOR PRECISION FARMING
  2. 2. AGENDA • Quick introduction on drones • Illustrations of applications • Airinov experience in precision farming with drones
  3. 3. WHAT IS A DRONE IN AGRICULTURE? IT IS NOT ABOUT FLYING…
  4. 4. A DRONE IS MADE OF 3 PARTS A flying platform A sensor A processing power • Fixed wing • Multi-rotor • Multispectral camera • Sense the crop and add extra information vs. your eyes • Servers in the cloud • Agriculture know-how to transform the data into insights for the farmer What is key for agriculture?
  5. 5. WHAT YOU CAN SEE WITH A SENSOR YOU CANNOT WITH YOUR EYES
  6. 6. WHAT YOU CAN SEE WITH A SENSOR YOU CANNOT WITH YOUR EYES
  7. 7. EXAMPLES OF APPLICATIONS WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH A DRONE
  8. 8. THREE TYPES OF SERVICES Recommendation to farmers Field trial monitoring Remote sensing R&D Objective Crops • Make a simple, efficient recommendation at a point in time to optimize the farmers business • Provide reliable, fast statistics over a growing season to help select seeds, crop protection products, fertilizers… • Look for new applications of remote sensing with a dedicated partner • Cereals, Oilseed rape, Potato • New crops every year • Any type of crops, any type of trials, in platform or in field • On demand
  9. 9. FERTILISATION RECOMMENDATION Nitrogen absorbed Biomass (Dry matter) Deficit in Nitrogen application (Simple reco map) Deficit in Nitrogen application (Precise reco map) Nitrogen absorbed (kg N / ha) Dry Matter (T / ha) WHEAT EXAMPLE
  10. 10. BETTER FERTILIZING TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT AND MAKE SAVINGS Automatic fertilisation for 30% of our clients Manual fertilisation for 70% of our clients
  11. 11. BETTER CONTROL YOUR FIELDS Equipment or fertilizer problem Equipment problem Equipment or fertilizer not working Lower levels of N absorbed Higher levels of N absorbed Irregular fertilisation stripe to be investigated Nitrogen absorbed (kg N / ha) Nitrogen absorbed (kg N / ha)
  12. 12. ADVANTAGES FOR A FARMER • Optimize fertiliser inputs • Optimize costs • Increase yield • Protect environment • Control your field • See impact on sowing/ fertilizing practices • Manage total dose of Nitrogen in field • Improve field knowledge • Understand soil/ geographic impacts on crops • Drill down on specific issues with more precision/ accuracy
  13. 13. AIRINOV EXPERIENCE IN DRONES FOR AGRICULTURE AIRINOV, AN EXPERT IN DRONE-BASED SERVICES TECHINCAL EXPERTISE, OPERATIONAL KNOW-HOW
  14. 14. OUR HISTORY Adaptation to Arable FarmingResearch & Development Expansion of successful model • Born in a farm's barn in 2010 • 3 founders, including a farmer’s son • Partner of agronomy research institute INRA • Starting 2012, focus on farming • In 2016, 10 000+ farmers customers • 200 000+ hectares overflown (wheat, oilseed rape) • Since 2015, geographical expansion (Europe, Africa, Middle East…) • Product range extension to more arable crops and start with tropical crops
  15. 15. A SERVICE WITH 4 MAIN ROLES Order the service Promote the service Sell the service Organize the service Make the agronomic analysis Execute the flight The farmer doesn’t need to invest in a drone!
  16. 16. A SERVICE ADAPTED TO ALL FARMERS 15 000 flights in Spring 2016 Any farmer can access the service 80% of all official flights in France • No minimum size of parcels • No minimum size of farms • Biggest field flown in France: 84ha • Biggest field flown in Europe: 185ha • Average France: 7ha • Min: 0,5ha
  17. 17. TOOLS TO RUN THE SERVICE ON A LARGE SCALE BASIS • SMS sent to farmers and distributors • Deliverables sent to farmer in 2-4 days • Web-based tool for distributors • Smartphone application for flight operators
  18. 18. A COVERAGE SOON EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
  19. 19. Thank you for your attention! +33 9 72 39 75 82 (FR) +44 330 684 6074 (UK) +49 32 221 746 084 (DE) +31 85 88 83 504 (NL) +45 89 88 28 45 (DK) sales@airinov.com www.airinov.comLe 21/05/2014
  20. 20. ANNEXES
  21. 21. PRINCIPLES OF REFLECTANCE A plant’s reflectance varies with its contentOur sensor enables to measure plant reflectance Green Red RedEdge Near Infrared Our sensor’s wavelengths
  22. 22. PROFITABILITY OF OUR SERVICE Modulation map based on our recommendation Yield map results after our modulation recommendation -33% of N during the last input No decrease in yield
  23. 23. A TOOL TO MONITOR LARGE SCALE OPERATIONS • Very efficient operations for flight operators thanks to our automated processes and informatics tools • Up to 1000ha covered per day per operator depending on the country’s flight conditions • Several 1000ha covered per day over a region or a country thanks to our very large network of flight operators
  24. 24. WE SELL RECOMMENDATIONS MAPS BASED ON DRONE TECHNOLOGY We sell 1 drone in 1 region We serve all farmers, regardless of farm size

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