Publication Release: Proceedings for 1st African Conference on Precision Agriculture
Benguèrir, Morocco – March 18, 2021 – The proceedings for the 1st African Conference on Precision Agriculture (AfCPA 2020) are now available to the public.
The AfCPA 2020 proceedings contains 141 papers and accepted abstracts from oral and poster presentations given during the three-day event. Information covers a wide range of PA topics including:
Adoption of Precision Agriculture; Applications for UAVs; Climate Smart Agriculture; Data Mining and Engineering; Decision Support Systems; Economics of Precision Agriculture; Education and Outreach Innovations; Mapping and Geostatistics; On-Farm Experimentation; Policy Support Innovations; Precision Agriculture for Field and Plantation Crops; Precision Agriculture for Small Holders; Precision Nutrient Management; Precision Water Management; Proximal and Remote Sensing; Robotics, Automation and Small Farm Mechanization; Satellite Imagery; Software and Mobile Applications.
The fully searchable proceedings can be accessed directly from the conference website https://paafrica.org/Proceedings.
Conference Website Now Fully Open Access
The conference website https://paafrica.org now offers open access to all content that was previously restricted to conference registrants. Content includes on-demand video recordings from the main livestream broadcast and all other pre-recorded sessions, as well as recorded content from activities conducted at each of the 14 satellite sites.
Be sure to return to the conference website as organizers continue to add new features including reports from brainstorming workshops and news updates.
AfCPA 2020 was held as a virtual event on December 8-10, 2020, and was organized by the African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI), the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA), and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). The mission of the AfCPA is to create an event that would “connect the science and practice needed to put precision agriculture (PA) in action for Africa.” AfCPA 2020 connected a network of 14 satellite conference sites in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire; Cairo, Egypt; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Cape Coast, Ghana; Nairobi, Kenya; Ibadan, Nigeria; Kenitra, Morocco; Dakar, Senegal; Tanga, Tanzania; Lomé, Togo; Tunis, Tunisia; Lusaka, Zambia; and Harare, Zimbabwe.
AfCPA’s virtual livestream program was simulcast to over 750 registrants representing over 50 countries globally.
Newly Formed African Association for Precision Agriculture (AAPA) – Free Membership Available
APNI is leading the formation of an African Association for Precision Agriculture (AAPA). The AAPA will work to organize and contribute to the development of precision agriculture in Africa and to engage the global precision agriculture community through scientific, informative, extension, and training activities.
Free AAPA membership is available by registration. Use the following link, which will allow you to indicate your preference to become a member of the AAPA.
APNI (https://apni.net) is a not-for-profit research and development organization headquartered in Benguérir, Morocco. Its mission is enhanced plant nutrition for a resilient and food-secure Africa.