COMSTECH-ANRSI-HSS-ASRT joint Training Course on “Applications of AI in Precision Agriculture for Food Security”

Jointly Organized by OIC – COMSTECH, National Agency for Scientific Research and Innovation (Mauritania), Hanns Sidel Stiftung (Maghreb), the Academy of Science Research & Technology (Egypt) and National Institute of Agronomic Research of Algeria (INRAA)

Date: 13-15 February 2024
Venue: Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Introduction:

Precision agriculture is an innovative approach that leverages technology, data, and artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize agricultural practices. With the global population on the rise, ensuring food security has become a significant challenge. However, AI has emerged as a powerful tool in the field of precision agriculture, offering advanced solutions to improve productivity, efficiency, and sustainability in food production.

In this context, OIC-COMSTECH in collaboration with National Agency for Scientific Research and Innovation, Mauritania and partners, are organizing a training course on the applications of AI in Precision Agriculture to address the challenges and propose solutions regarding food security in the OIC Member States.

Target Audience:

Scientists, researchers, policy maker/government officials, consultants, and academicians from the OIC countries are encouraged to participate.

Key Contents:

The training workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. Data collections
  2. Digital Agriculture
  3. Mapping, land use and Imageries
  4. Pest diagnostic, identification, management and control
  5. Farming treatments and practices
  6. Soil fertility management and Fertilization
  7. Water management and irrigation
  8. e-marketing
  9. E-weed index and weed control
  10. Developing smart extension tools
  11. Networking research, training and extension staff

Tentative List of Speakers:

  1. H.E Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS, (N.I., H.I., S.I., T.I,) President, Network of Academies of Science in Countries of the Organization of Islamic Conference (NASIC).
  2. H.E. Prof Dr. Mohamed Ahmedna, Dean at College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University
  3. Prof. Dr. Shoab, Chancellor, CASE University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  4. Dr. Semiani Mohamed, researcher at the Bioclimatology and Agricultural Hydraulics Research Division, National Institute of Agronomic Research of Algeria (INRAA), Algiers, Algeria (Precision Irrigation and fertilization)
  5. Dr. Bachir Hakim, researcher at the Bioclimatology and Agricultural Hydraulics Research Division, National Institute of Agronomic Research of Algeria (INRAA), Algiers, Algeria (Water management and irrigation)
  6. M. Zebar Ahmed, Researcher and Director of the seed potatoes improvement laboratory, National Institute of Agronomic Research of Algeria (INRAA), Tiaret, Algeria (Networking research, training and extension staff)
  7. Dr. Djaout Amal, researcher at the Agrosystems East division; National Institute of Agronomic Research of Algeria (INRAA), Setif, Algeria (Artificial intelligence and the genomic study of domestic animals)

Language of the workshop:

Presenters will present in the language of their choice out of Arabic, English and French. However, workshop material should be made available in English.

Travel & Local Hospitality:

The organizers will arrange local hospitality and air travel for limited selected participants from OIC member states.

Registration Process:

Step 1: For Physical Participation please register at: https://forms.gle/mkij2hnQBUZ7GRW99

Step 2: For Virtual participation please register at:https://forms.gle/NYr8LtPz7c6RCmD36

Step 2: Read instructions in the application form carefully and submit a properly filled form along with your CV. Foreign participants must submit a scanned copy of passport.

Step 3: Selected candidates will be notified through email; hence, applicants are required to check their emails.

Workshop Coordinators  

COMSTECHANRSIHSSASRTINRAA
Muhammad Haris Akram Program Manager, COMSTECH                               Tel: +92-51-220681-3      
Fax: +92-51-9205264,
+92-51-9220265          Email: haris@comstech.org
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Elmouna
DG ANRSI Tel/WhatsApp:
+222 43128510   a.elmouna@anrsi.mr  
Dr. Miloud Isafiani     Tel/WhatsApp: +212 661-187790   isafiani@hssma.org  Prof. Dr. Ahmed Gabr       Tel/WhatsApp: +20 122 457 3422   ahmedgabr01@gmail.com   Dr. Rachid El Bouyahiaoui Deputy Director Tel/WhatsApp:
+213 540225293     rachid.elbouyahiaoui@inraa.dz

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