Damage and Loss Assessment with Drone technology in the agricultural sector

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Mar 2, 2021

The sum of technologies for capturing information through tablets and drones, together with information on the ground, makes possible to estimate risks and calculate damages as inputs for rural planning.

Thus, in order to strengthen the methodology for calculating damages and losses in the agricultural sector, in which FAO is a pioneer, the first pilot with drones for monitoring crops affected by agro-climatic events was carried out in the municipality of El Dorado, in the department of Meta.

The development of a system for monitoring and assessing damage and losses in the agricultural sector, using UAS/Drone technology helps communities to better address food security and risk management issues. In addition, it facilitates inspection and monitoring activities in strategic regions and geographical points.

It also contributes to feed the databases of geolocalized information systems for making decision, mitigates and prevents crisis and disaster threats through the monitoring and inspection of agricultural areas with a high level of risk.

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