Drone technology for banana cultivation

BANELINO is an association of 320 small producers of organic bananas based in the Dominican Republic and for the second time winner of the ideas competition of the From Field to Plate program.

This project consists of the purchase, training and use of drones and image interpretation software to take an inventory of the biodiversity of the farms in order to obtain reliable data in real time on the quantity and variety of species within the organic banana cultivation system of each individual employee.

At present, BANELINO only manages to carry out the inventory in 25% of its farms per year.
This proposal will provide them with more complete information on their parcels, enabling them to meet some of the requirements of the standards, draw up action plans to improve biodiversity and produce maps of the farms’ flora.