Clarity from above: PwC global report on the commercial applications of drone technology

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Farm Table says:

Drones are creeping onto farms at an increasing rate so this information from PwC is timely and fascinating. The value of drone use in ag is surprising, so to is potential future innovation.

Drones have become an integral part of business in many industries, including agriculture, and it’s rare to find thorough commentary about just how they are being used in a commercial sense.

PwC have published a report regarding this very issue, with a separate section on drone use in ag, and including information such as;

  • How can drones take business to the sky?
  • What are the key commercial applications of drones?
  • What are the drivers and barriers to drone powered solutions?
  • Who are the stakeholders of commercial drone applications?

The resource uses the term ‘drone powered solutions’, with a hope to capture  not only the machines (drones), but their broader applications for business, such as in the ability to capture unprecedented levels of data.

In agriculture, it is well-known that drones are used for stock and crop supervision, health assessment, mustering and surveying land, however it’s less known that the total addresseable value of drone powered solutions in agriculture in 2015 globally was estimated to be worth $32.4 billion.

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