The ThirdEye staff has conducted an intensive two weeks training at the ATC (Agricultural Training Centre) in Kaguru, Kenya. The training was given by our senior staff member Mr Jan van Til and assisted by ATC`s principal Mr Paul Kiriinya and our local manager Mr. Kiogora Julius. Three young women and two young men from the Meru region, all of them extensionists, were promoted to operators at the end of the training. Each participant received a ThirdEye certificate.
The operators are now fit for the job that consists of conducting flights, processing the images to NDVI crop status maps, and giving advice to farmers in the fields with the help of GPS tablets.
From January on, the ThirdEye service will be implemented in several Meru sub-counties.