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Seminar on digital technologies held at AAUR

January 17, 2020

Rawalpindi : Speakers stressed to enhance the use of space-related technologies, applications, services and information to manage the water resources in adequate manners to fulfill the needs of country in agriculture.

They stated these views while addressing at an international seminar on Digital Technologies for Managing Agriculture and Water Resources, here on Thursday at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR).

The seminar was organized by PMAS-AAUR Faculty of Agricultural Engineering with an aim to create awareness about space technologies among the farming community for their farming activities, budgeting, reporting and monitoring on multiple tasks and performances.

PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Qamar Zaman said that said that research based planning is need of time to manage the water resources in adequate manners and stated that traditional ways of water management may be replaced with latest techniques and equipment to get more production in agriculture.

Vice Chancellor said that digital technologies can help increase production and support in improving livelihoods of the farming communities in particular and food security of masses in general. He said that space technology can help to inform farmers not only about the markets but also to guide them on improved farming practices.

Director, Aratos Systems Netherland, Dr. Nikos, D. Bogonikolos presented about space technologies for the Society, present & future opportunities. He discussed about unique Advantages of Stratospheric Remote Sensing. Stratospheric drones can move from region to region as the season progresses (similar to grape pickers) or be quickly repurposed.