Smart Integration of New Technology and Traditional Knowledge for a Sustainable Agricultural Future
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How AgriSat’s groundbreaking remote sensing tools can contribute to more productive and cost-efficient wheat farming in Egypt
Cereals and root crops are vital staple food and animal feed crops throughout Mediterranean countries, including Egypt, and typically occupy almost one-third of their farmland. Given their importance and the threat posed by climate change and global shocks, targeted innovation in production methods can immediately positively impact food and nutrition security, livelihood resilience, and other factors that improve countries’ economies and the lives of farmers.
A groundbreaking area of research for the Egyptian agricultural community is in geospatial data generation to assist Egyptian farmers, extension services, and land and water managers in improving crop yields by informing better water and fertilizer use management. Alongside AgriSat Iberia S.L., the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the University of Castilla La Mancha, and Easy Test (an Egyptian private company), ICARDA is calibrating a trial deck of remote-sensing tools for Egyptian agricultural conditions for generation of accurate data to enrich production. The Spanish Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) partially funds the project.