A handful of developing nations with difficult access to remote areas are currently experimenting with drone powered solutions. The Dominican Republic, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, and Rwanda have all signed contracts with Silicon Valley based startups to establish a drone based medicine delivery system in their countries, with fleets carrying parachute loaded care packages to remote areas with very poor infrastructure. In the case of Rwanda, these drones will fly out of the world’s first network of droneports. South Africa, on the other hand, has developed a sophisticated drone system for combatting poaching at their national reserves. In the future, drones are likely to be adopted for agriculture, emergency response and humanitarian aid purposes in developing nations.
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