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ISPA Newsletter 9(1) January 2021: AfCPA report, OFE-C Community articles, Upcoming Events, Jobs Listing
Jan 26, 2021
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Brief from the 1st African Conference on Precision Agriculture
In December 2020, the African Plant Nutrition institute (APNI) organized and hosted the 1st African Conference on Precision Agriculture (AfCPA) in cooperation with the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). The mission of the AfCPA was to create an event that would “connect the science and practice needed to put precision agriculture (PA) in action for Africa.”  The AfCPA featured 140 presenters speaking to 750+ registrants representing 50+ countries globally. 
 
AfCPA 2020 was structured as a one conference, multiple-site event. The virtual main program was simulcast to 14 satellite conference sites across the continent. Partner organizations serving as satellite site hosts are listed below.
 
The conference’s hybrid format successfully connected registrants to an international panel of experts while also generating significant discussion on regional PA strategies within the traditional conference venues.
 
Data Becomes Really Useful Only When Aggregated

There is a growing need to quantify complex interactions of processes for diverse environmental conditions and crop management realities. Any study is worth very little in itself unless its data is being agglomerated with others to express conclusions valid for real use. In order to tear the agronomic data Babel Tower down, there is little alternative but to converge on standards, at least for a minimal set of them. Do you use a standard to construct your agronomic databases? If so, which one? Please fill in this two-question survey. The OFE-C will use the results to start a conversation on agronomic (management practices or treatments, soil and weather data and measurements of crop responses) standards for data and metadata.

 

Measured Reduction of GHG by Precision Agriculture
Are you aware of actual reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) production consecutive to the application of precision agriculture solutions? We are seeking measured, actual, GHG reduction resulting from precision agriculture technologies or approaches. Many papers have reported estimations or projections but we are looking for direct evaluations. Should you be aware of anything along these lines, please email us. Thanks a lot.
A question from OFE-C
The On-Farm Experimentation Community (OFE-C) focuses on: 1) compiling practical, applied, proven-to-be-useful resources; 2) connecting practitioners to a “1-go-to” source of information. The OFE-C will concentrate on four elements of on-farm experimentation:
  • Creation/sharing of value and intellectual property
  • Farmer-centric, co-learning and social aspects
  • Data, metadata, analytics, modelling, artificial intelligence
  • Transformation through policy, legislation and investment
Which of these aspects of on-farm experimentation are of interest to you? Let us know by filling this one-question survey.
 
Upcoming Events
1-4 JUL 2024
AgEng2024 - Agricultural Engineering challenges in existing and new agroecosystems
Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
 
21-24 JUL 2024
16th International Conference on Precision Agriculture 
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
 
22 JUL 2024
International Symposium on Robotics & Automation
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
 
25-27 SEPT 2024
11th International Symposium on Machinery and Mechatronics for Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering
Bali, Indonesia
 
15 OCT 2024
São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Precision Livestock Farming
São Paulo, Brazil
 
27-30 OCT 2024
International Workshop on Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imaging on Agriculture and Geo Applications
Abu Dhabi, UAE
 
3-5 DEC 2024
3rd African Conference on Precision Agriculture
Kigali, Rwanda
 
29 JUN - 3 JUL 2025
15th European Conference on Precision Agriculture
Barcelona, Spain 
 
 
Do you have an event that would be of interest to our members? Send us an email to let us know.
Jobs Listing
Do you have a job you would like to post to the ISPA website? Please send your job announcement, a short description, and cutoff deadline for applications to info@ispag.org
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The International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) is a non-profit professional scientific organization.
The mission of ISPA is to advance the science of precision agriculture globally.
 
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