Experts urge implementation of information technology in agriculture

Experts urge implementation of information technology in agriculture

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The Information technology experts, researchers and academicians have called the implementation of information technology in agriculture, environment, manufacturing, industry and marketing, as an everlasting source of the world’s industrial and economic development and emphasis on the transfer of advanced technology till the grassroots level.

The 2nd International Conference on “Innovative Trends in business and technology (ICITBT 2021)” was hosted by Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, in the collaboration by German based “Innovative Knowledge Sharing Platform”, while the experts from 26 countries presented their papers and submit their suggestions during an online conference at the Information Technology Center of the Sindh Agriculture University.

Prof. Dr. Fateh Marri, Vice Chancellor SAU focused on Agriculture sector of Pakistan and presented his paper on “Challenges and opportunities in Agriculture sector of Pakistan in general and Sindh in particular”

He said that research is ongoing in the all components related to Agriculture, industrial and business, climate change, food security, growing population, agricultural development, livestock, agribusiness, agri-tourism, agri-byproducts, because the survival of the whole world is linked to agricultural development, he urged that experts from developed countries should include developing countries in their programs.

Prof. Dr. Hafiz Abid Malik, Chairman, ICITBT, said that information technology and innovations play an important role in all sectors of the Science and Business. “Today’s scholars need to focus on research partnerships, technology and logistics management,” he said.

Prof. Dr. Bruce Spencer, a professor from Canada, presented his paper on the application of machine learning techniques in sensor data and said that IT has revolutionized the world, overseas business, communication and production, this sector has a key role in innovations, we can solve various problems and create new projects in this regard.

Speaking on traditional manufacturing and industrial practices in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Dr. Sameera Iqbal from the United Arab Emirates said that the world is rapidly moving towards industry, and innovation in manufacturing in developed countries and Environment and perfection are given priority, and students in universities around the world, including Pakistan, need to be encouraged to specialize in the logistics engineering of the Engineering, Technology and Sciences Division.

Dr. Nayara Radwan, a professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, presented a paper on smart and sustainable energy and waste management for cities, saying that the world’s economies face various challenges, including growing populations, epidemics and climate change. Energy is also a major problem in big cities,

He said that energy generation from waste needs to be done to reduce the impact of pollution, while creating smart and modern energy in addition to waste.

Experts and students also presented their research papers during conference, including Dean Faculty of Agricultural Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Aijaz Ahmed Khoonharo, Director Information Technology Center Dr. Mansoor Hyder Deper, IT experts Dr. Mir Sajjad Hussain Talpur, Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed Mahar, Dr Muhammad Abrar and Dr. Muhammad Yaqoob Koondhar Conference Coordinator and other keynote speakers shared their perspectives on modern business and technology trends.

During the conference, 178 papers on proposing fields were presented, out of which 76 papers were approved.

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