Giant Europe-based aerospace group, Airbus has affirmed that aerospace technologies can play a key role in dealing with many of the socioeconomic challenges confronting Africa. The Airbus report argues that different segments of the aerospace industry can meet different challenges across the continent. They could do so by advancing education, training and innovation; demolishing barriers to the movement of people and goods across Africa; improving the availability of healthcare; increasing food security by boosting the competitiveness and sustainability of African agriculture; and providing innovative products and solutions to empower businesses. Precision farming, which is based on imagery from satellites, aircraft and remotely piloted aircraft systems (or drones) and which employs satellite navigation systems to create very accurate maps of fields, could allow African farmers to grow more crops with less inputs (such as fertiliser). Click here to read the full article. – Engineering News