Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat), the foremost satellite services provider in the Arab world and a global leader in satellite operations, has successfully concluded its participation in this year’s Arab Food Security Conference & Exhibition at the Hôtel Du Golf Rotana Palmeraie, Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco from 2-3 October.
The event’s eighth edition, “Food Industries and their Role in Achieving Food Security,” was held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Union of Arab Chambers (UAC), and the University of Moroccan Chambers of Commerce, Industry, and Services, and in cooperation with the League of Arab States, the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office – Bahrain, and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development. It addressed today’s most pressing food security challenges in light of the pandemic, climate change, and the current geopolitical situation, while also advocating for the adoption of sustainable, next-generation agricultural practices throughout the Arab World.
The event served as an excellent opportunity for Arabsat and its partners to present cutting-edge solutions with the potential to transform agriculture in the Arab world, bolster food security, and boost overall productivity.
In partnership with Kinéis, Arabsat has introduced groundbreaking satellite-connected sprayer technology, aimed at reducing fertilizer usage in agriculture by up to 75%. This system meticulously monitors fertilizer application, accurately assesses treated areas, and transmits data to agricultural managers, facilitating precise and efficient fertilizer distribution.
Arabsat has also unveiled a satellite-connected sensor, designed in collaboration with Kinéis to comprehensively monitor the quality of agricultural silo bags. This technology minimizes post-harvest losses, detects potential issues like vandalism or animal intrusion, and continuously monitors parameters such as temperature, CO2 levels, PH3, and humidity, ensuring secure stock storage.
Spearheading the establishment of dedicated meteorological stations tailored to agriculture’s specific needs, Arabsat’s new satellite-connected weather stations enhance production and environmental conservation. They consistently monitor and report essential parameters like temperature, sunshine rate, humidity, and wind speed, empowering farmers with critical information.
Arabsat’s collaboration with Kinéis also resulted in advanced tracking solutions for semi-wild animals and herds. Utilizing innovative technologies such as ear tags and tracking necklaces equipped with multiple sensors, these solutions enable continuous monitoring of the health and well-being of these valuable assets.