1st inter-regional smart agriculture forum
The Arab ICT Organization (AICTO) is organzing the First Interregional Smart Agriculture Forum(ISAF©) under the high patronage of the Presidency of the Republic of Sudan, in partnership with the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) and in close collaboration with the Sudanese Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
This high level forum, to be the first step towards Sustainable Agricultural Development by Introducing IoT and New Technology Trends, will be held during the period 24-26 September 2018 in khartoum, Republic of Sudan.
The 1st Inter-Regional Smart Agriculture Forum aims to initiate an Inter-Regional dialogue about the IoT and new technology trends by gathering high level personalities from the Arab, African regions and Internationally to :
- Emphasizing the role of the ICT, mostly IoT technologies in agricultural development within the Arab and African regions
- Appraising the “Smart Agriculture” role in bridging the digital divide within the two regions
- Empowering Arab and African farmers and workers through ICT use, to improve their practices
- Promoting joint “Arab action” towards building a common strategy to achieve “regional food security” including ICT as a key factor for sustainable agricultural development
- Sharing knowledge and ideas about this IoT technology: specifically opportunities, challenges and threats…
- Increasing the awareness of Arab and African governments about the need of developing a strong capacity building plans
- Contributing to the process of formulating appropriate policies and frameworks at the Arab and African levels to organize and facilitate the ownership of these technologies
- Boosting the inter-regional and international cooperation in the field of Smart farming in an endeavor to coordinate efforts and come up with sustainable solutions for the future of the agricultural sector