Experts share research on smart agriculture | The Express Tribune


The World Agrifood Innovation Conference was held in Beijing last week where one of the major highlights was the Smart Agriculture Forum, which attracted over 200 agricultural experts from China and around the world.

Experts and entrepreneurs from the United States, Germany, Australia, Japan, Pakistan and China delivered presentations, sharing the latest research advancements and practical applications in smart agriculture.

Pakistani Professor Muhammad Naveed Tahir from Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and Professor Farman Ali Chandio from the University of Sindh provided insights into the current state of Pakistan’s agriculture and presented their visionary ideas for precision agriculture and digital farming.

“In recent years, real-time technology has revolutionised the application of weedicides, pesticides and fungicides. We have conducted several training workshops on variable rate technology (VRT) which enables precise allocation of agricultural inputs based on spatial variations in soil, topography, fertility levels and other field characteristics, utilising GPS/GIS map-based and sensor-based applications,” stated Tahir.

He also shared his experience in establishing the Smart Internet of Things (IoT) Farm. “The similar climatic conditions in China and Pakistan offer a significant opportunity for Pakistan to learn from China’s expertise in precision agriculture and improve output,” he added.

“Leveraging modern technologies such as the IoT to enhance agricultural production and management capabilities is crucial,” said Wang Yingkuan, Secretary-General of the China Society of Agricultural Engineering.

Wang expressed hope that they would be able to promote the innovation and application of smart agricultural technologies through international exchanges and cooperation with Pakistan.

The article originally appeared on the China Economic Net


Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2023.

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