Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: The University of Zimbabwe Department of Geography and Environmental Science exhibited various applications of geospatial technologies during 52nd Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Some of the applications were accurate crop area estimation for food security, cattle tracking for disease monitoring in the south-eastern Lowveld of Zimbabwe, precision farming to save costs and improve yields.
Other applications include vehicle tracking for precise fleet management, mineral prospecting with minimal fieldwork, infrastructure management, as well as optimal citing of telecommunication towers, which reduces infrastructural costs.
The other key technologies demonstrated by the university were biotechnology and nanotechnology. Through these demonstrations, the country’s oldest institute of higher education and research showcased its world-class training and consultancy services in the area of geo-technology projects to public and private organisations.