A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Onnuri unmanned Aerial Vehicle Company South Korea and Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) to establish a training center for the usage of drone technology in precision agriculture and related fields.
Terming it a milestone for the country in popularizing the drone technology in agriculture and related fields, PMAS-AAURVice Chancellor DrQamar-uz-Zaman said that this center would not only provide trained manpower for unmanned aerial vehicles locally but also create Job opportunities for Pakistani youth internationally.
He said that it was a need of the hour to strengthen industry-academia ties to promote modern agricultural technology to resolve the issues being faced by the farmers.
Precision agriculture was key to increasing per-acre production, eliminating poverty and ensuring food security, he added.
The VC said that PMAS-AAUR had established a smart IoT Farm with an aim to promote digital and precision agriculture in the country which would enable Pakistan to not only become self-sufficient in agricultural production but also realize the dream of exporting agricultural products.