The Australian Society of ICT in Agriculture cordially invites you to participate in the 9th AFITA conference. The conference is organized by ASICTA, ECU and CSBP and will be held at Edith Cowan University, Perth.
The conference is supported by Food and Agriculture Organization, Edith Cowan University and CSBP.
Over the last few decades, several research and development efforts have been made to exploit the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to improve the efficiency of production in agriculture and to achieve sustainable development. Precision Agriculture involves identification, analyses and management of spatial and temporal variability in soils and crops for profitability, sustainability and protection of the environment. Precision Agriculture employs emerging technologies such as ICT; geospatial technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing (RS); Sensor Technologies and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN).
This conference will examine the role that ICT can play in agricultural economic and environmental sustainability. The aim of the conference is to show case how advances in ICT is leading to exciting developments in the delivery of knowledge to growers, researchers and agriculture industry in general. The agricultural sector is an important sector in the world economy and its sustainability is vital with increasing population growth and global environmental change. ICT has played a vital role in the push to deliver services to this industry and rural entrepreneurs. All participants (academicians, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and observers) will be challenged and invited to contribute, share, and disseminate their ideas, products, solutions, good practices or policies relevant to the topic and critical issues addressed in this international conference.
The conference deliberately includes practical aspects and hands-on experiences by incorporating demonstrations of ICT applications in the field. Practical outcomes of ICT applications and its benefits to the agricultural sector are an important part of this conference.