We continue to make robotics more accessible to farmers together with the USAID AGRO Program

September 08, 2023
Продовжуємо робити робототехніку доступнішою для аграріїв разом з Програмою USAID АГРО
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At the end of May, the DroneUA group of companies ("DIGI FLY" LLC) and the USAID Program for Agrarian and Rural Development - AGRO, implemented by the Chemonics International company, resumed work within the framework of the large-scale Project on the popularization and use of unmanned and robotic technologies.

We have now completed one of the next stages of the program and are ready to share the first successful results. During June, we actively worked with farmers from different regions, carried out the introduction of seasonal pesticides and fertilizers by air and ground drones.

To date, 35 Ukrainian agricultural producers have already joined the Project, familiarized themselves with the advanced technologies of ultra-low-volume application of pesticides and checked how it works in the fields on specific crops and with specific drugs. Feedback from participants once again confirms: drones save water, PPE and fuel, which is especially relevant this year due to a significant shortage.

Work within the framework of the Project was carried out in various regions of Ukraine, in particular in Ternopil, Zakarpattia, Khmelnytskyi, Lviv, Zhytomyr, and Rivne regions. The season is still in its active phase, new technologies capable of increasing the efficiency of agricultural production are of considerable interest to farmers, so the team continues to implement new stages of the Project and plans to carry out new tasks.

There are 1.5 extremely active months ahead, when we can clearly prove the cost-effectiveness of using drones, provide informational support and make innovations even more accessible and closer to Ukrainian agricultural producers.

We invite agrarians who want to be convinced of the effectiveness of application of pesticides by spraying drones in their fields to join the Project. To do this, fill out the application at the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yiepQqjuA856pphT6fhacNVLXHuMeA2GOL8d3qT6x2k

A DroneUA expert will definitely check with you and provide a detailed consultation. Read more about the Project here: https://drone.ua/proekt-usaid-ta-droneua/

Reference information:

The USAID Program for Agricultural and Rural Development (AGRO) is a five-year Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is implemented by Kimonix International.

The goal of the program: to accelerate the economic development of rural communities in Ukraine, which need the most support, by improving management in the agricultural sector, which will contribute to the development of more productive, modern and profitable micro, small and medium agricultural enterprises (MSMEs).

Goals of the USAID AGRO Program: improving productivity and access to markets in targeted value added chains, improving support functions and the regulatory and legal framework in the agricultural sector.

The USAID AGRO program has embraced the challenges of war and adapted its activities to help resuscitate supply chains, restore the economic activity of agricultural producers, build a strong and viable market system, and ensure food security in Ukraine and the world.

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DroneUA is an international system integrator of unmanned solutions and robotics.

On the market of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, the DroneUA group of companies is the largest importer and distributor of leading drone manufacturers in the world and represents technological solutions from the brands XAG, EcoFlow, Pix4D, Parrot, Chasing, DroneDeploy, AgroCares and others.

The group of companies has its own engineering, production and service divisions, as well as an open data processing center. Technological solutions presented by DroneUA are used on more than 4 million hectares of cultivated areas of Ukraine. According to the results of the 2021 and 2022 agricultural seasons, more than 2.2 million hectares were protected with drone sprayers from DroneUA.

DroneUA is among the top three most innovative businesses in the agricultural sector of Ukraine according to FORBES and among the twenty most innovative enterprises of Ukraine.

The group of companies continues to expand the list of technological brands that it presents on the Ukrainian market, and is active in agriculture, the oil and gas industry, as well as in the fields of energy, geodesy and topography.

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