Peng Bin of XAG poses with one of his drones. Photo: Lea Li

Meet the man behind one of China’s biggest agricultural drone makers

  • Demand for agricultural drones is rising because of labour shortages in China
  • Agricultural drones are used for crop monitoring as well as pesticide spraying
Topic |   Drones

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Peng Bin of XAG poses with one of his drones. Photo: Lea Li
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Demand for agricultural drone pilots has risen as the technology matures. Photo: Xinhua

China’s migrant worker exodus has created demand for drone pilots to help ageing left-behind farmers

  • Drone piloting an example of new occupations created by explosion of gig economy
  • A drone pilot can earn more than a factory worker, with more freedom and flexibility
Topic |   China technology

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Demand for agricultural drone pilots has risen as the technology matures. Photo: Xinhua
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