The National workshop on application of space research and technology in Africa aims at sharing knowledge and experiences on applications of space research and technology in agriculture among Academics, Agriculturists, Space Practitioners, and Policy Makers interested in the application of space-dependent technology in advancing agriculture towards enhancing food security.
The workshop is organized by the Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research & Development Agency, Anyigba and the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. To be held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State from the 4th-7th of May 2020.
Space-dependent technology is of value to farmers, agronomists, food manufacturers and agricultural policymakers who wish to simultaneously enhance production and profitability. Rainfall assessments from satellites, for example, help farmers plan the timing and amount of irrigation they will need for their crops. Accurate information and analysis can also help predict a region’s agricultural output well in advance and can be critical in anticipating and mitigating the effects of food shortages and famines.
- Showcase various advances in the application of space-dependent technology in agriculture
- educate the participants on various areas they could conduct researches as relates to space sciences and technology in agriculture
- determine the various areas how space technology can benefit agriculture and government decision-making in Africa
- Facilitate participants to develop Initial thoughts on a work plan for conducting applications of space research and technology in agriculture
The abstract should be written in MS Word and not more than 300 words with 1.5 spacing. Unless extremely important, referencing is not required in the abstract and must be submitted in English Language only. The authors should please provide a maximum of 5 keywords.
The organizers shall ensure that papers emanating from this meeting are published in a reputable peer-reviewed journal. All abstract submission should be made online via Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research & Development Agency, Anyigba website – https://carnasrda.com/nwasrtaform2020
Target Audience and Application for participation:
Participation shall be by invitation only to successful candidates. Applications are invited from academics, policy-makers, agriculturists, and practitioners with a keen interest in application of space research and technology to agriculture towards food security. Interested participants should complete the application form.
Key Dates for the Workshop:
Deadline for application and submission abstract is 11.59 pm local time on 31st March 2020
- Day 1: Arrival
- Day 2: Opening/Morning/Afternoon sessions Cocktail
- Day 3: Morning/Afternoon sessions Workshop Dinner
- Day 4: Departure
Venue of the Workshop:
The Workshop will be held within the premises of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). UNN is accessible from anywhere in Nigeria. All selected and invited participants will receive an information package with details on travel and other local arrangements.
Registration for the Workshop:
Apply here. There shall be no registration fee for the Workshop. Affordable lodging facilities are available in the vicinity of the University of Nigeria.
For further inquiry, please contact;
Professor Agwu Ekwe Agwu
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Mr. Aloysious Maduforo
Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka