Welcome to the congress

It is becoming increasingly clear that the world is going through an unprecedented period because of the different mutations that characterize it.

Thus, the agriculture sector faces, among other things, the challenge of coping with these developments with population growth and climate change.

Big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will play a central role in triggering and supporting the fourth revolution in agriculture.

One of its components, precision farming, is about to transform farm management and control through recent developments in the field of wireless sensor networks, offering a multitude of programming possibilities.

The Smartagri2020 congress, dealing with these themes and, initially scheduled for September 2020, with an organization of the Moroccan association OMNEEA Nexus Energy and Agriculture, Ibn Tofail University in Kenitra, École Polytechnique de Montréal and the University of Genoa, has been postponed to September 2021.

This postponement was dictated by health requirements and unprecedented circumstances imposed by the covid-19 pandemic.

We preferred to postpone this event in order to guarantee the very soul of the congress: meetings and exchanges.

SmartAgri 2021 will be an opportunity for researchers, academics, professionals, and practitioners interested in advancements in smart agriculture, artificial intelligence, advanced control techniques, energy management systems, information and communication technologies, to exhibit, share and exchange their knowledge.

They will also have the opportunity to interact with professionals from agriculture, agribusiness, and all other stakeholders to discuss ways of supporting new concepts in agriculture.

BtoB sessions are planned for this purpose, to allow participants to discuss all the issues related to agriculture, as well as possible answers in the context of smart agriculture.

Suppliers of precision equipment in agriculture, adapted solutions in the smart agriculture approach, may also participate in the context of the professional exhibition or symposiums provided for this purpose.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Marrakech.

Prof Driss Zejli

President of the Congress