Intl seminar on 'Digital Technologies for Managing Agriculture and Water Resources' held at PMAS-AAUR.

 
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RAWALPINDI -- The speakers addressing an international seminar stressed to enhance the use of space-related technologies, applications, services and information to manage the water resources in adequate manner to fulfill the agriculture needs of country.

The seminar on Digital Technologies for Managing Agriculture and Water Resources at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) was organized here on Thursday 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 research based planning was need of the time to manage the water resources in adequate manner and stated that traditional ways of water management might be replaced with latest techniques and equipment to get more agriculture production.

The VC said that digital technologies could help increase production and support in improving livelihood of the farming communities in particular and food security of masses in general.

He said that space technology could help to inform the farmers not only about the markets but also to guide them on improved farming practices.

Director, Aratos Systems Netherland, Dr. Nikos, D. Bogonikolos spoke about space technologies for the society, present and 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.

He summarized about high altitude platforms could dynamically adapt to cloud coverage, provide optimum revisit rate and data freshness.

Dr. Akthar abbas, Assistant Director Surface Water Management section at Murray-Darling...

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