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New ground: Use of technology to help farmers

Suparc­o Nation­al Agricu­lture Inform­ation Direct­or Ijaz Ahmad Bhutta was presen­t on the occasi­on




The Satellite Remote Sensing (SRS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) will help the farming community know the status and future prospects of crops needed to ensure food security, said University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan.

He was addressing the inaugural session of the World Space Week that is being celebrated across the globe.

Suparco National Agriculture Information Director Ijaz Ahmad Bhutta was present on the occasion.

The vice chancellor said that precision agriculture had gained popularity across the globe, enabling countries to reduce cost of production through balanced inputs, use of information technology, geographical information system and space technology.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2015.

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