Dr. Fateh Marri, Vice-Chancellor, Sindh Agriculture University has said that where the progressive countries have made progress in other fields. The latest technology has also been introduced in agriculture to address climate issues, water, and environmental challenges around the world, new and innovative instruments have been introduced, while the Geographical Information System (GIS) has made it easier to monitor agricultural activities including geographical, irrigation and climatic conditions.
He expressed these views while addressing the closing ceremony of the first three-day training program on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) at the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering.
He said that there are vacancies in various fields for GIS in Sindh, which has created opportunities for trained youth, while a laboratory for GIS is being set up in the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Sindh Agriculture University.
He said that to eradicate poverty in Sindh and make the youth skilled Diploma Courses are being started in Sindh Agricultural University for various technologies including Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Drone Technology, Harmful and Beneficial Agricultural Pests.
Prof. Dr. Altaf Siyal said that through GIS technology water quality and management, soil, crop fertility, monitoring of fields, understanding of issues of agriculture, livestock, poultry sector and better management of livestock farming can be done. He said that 30 candidates have been trained in the first training workshop to transfer information about this modern system, enabling them to work in their field easily with their skills.
On this occasion, Dr. Naimatullah Leghari, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering said that a training workshop would be organized every month on GIS, in which GIS experts would provide training to the youth of different institutions including teachers and students of the university.
On this occasion, the Vice Chancellor distributed certificates among the trainees and organizers of the Geographical Information System training workshop.