The Remote Sensing Authority is exploring ways of cooperating with the Federation of Producers and Exporters of Surgeons.

Dr. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, stressed the importance of cooperation between research bodies and different bodies and institutions to enhance cooperation and complementarity of efforts in order to promote community development and support efforts to improve the national economy.
In this context, Dr. Islam Abu Al-Magd received the Chairman of the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science, General Ashraf Muhammad Al-Sharqawi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Federation of Producers and Exporters of Bastards, and Dr. Hend Abdalla, Director of the Central Laboratory for the Analysis of Residues of Pesticides and Heavy Components in Food, to discuss joint cooperation.
Dr. Islam Abu Al-Magd explained that the Agricultural Applications Division of the National Remote Sensing and Space Science Authority had several activities and cooperated in the implementation of several projects with various entities, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Land Rehabilitation, the National Service, Icarda and others.
During the meeting, Dr. Mohammed Abu El-ghar, Head of the Agricultural Applications Department of the Authority, presented several activities of the Division, noting that the Division was working in 12 parallel areas, such as inventory and monitoring of cultivation and regulation at various levels of the governorates and the State, assessment of strategic crops, carrying out studies of the physiological status of crops during the agricultural stages up to the harvest to rapid intervention to solve any problem, identification of land uses and optimal planning of agricultural land to achieve the highest productivity, monitoring of agricultural diseases and pests and agricultural risks threatening agricultural production, monitoring of water needs and optimal management of water resources, testing of the efficiency of irrigation and water stress systems, production of soil maps and determination of the suitability of soil for agriculture, determination of levels of risk for desertification and land degradation, monitoring and assessment of agricultural contamination on agricultural products, quality and specifications of agricultural products, monitoring of medicinal and aromatic plants and identification of the best places for their cultivation, smart farming, precision agriculture and optimal agricultural management.
He noted the possibility for the Authority to cooperate with the two parties in establishing an early system of agricultural diseases and pests; based on the role of satellites in calculating the combined thermal units necessary for pest development, identifying the most dangerous areas and determining the appropriate time for control, establishing an interactive digital system for export farms throughout the Republic, establishing geoinformatics databases for producers and producing land for export crops, periodically accounting for major export crops, their location and area, tracking the quality and conformity of the agricultural product, determining exposure to pests, and predicting the major strategic crop yields one and a half months before harvest.
Dr. Hend Abdalla gave a detailed presentation on the central laboratory for the analysis of pesticide residues and heavy elements in food. She invited the Chairman of the Commission and teachers to visit the laboratory, noting the Commission ' s potential for identifying exportable land, pointing to the involvement of the laboratory with soil analyses of heavy elements and cumulative pollutants, and to cooperate in comparative studies of pesticide residues using central laboratory sensors and measuring technology; to explore the possibility of Mobile Lab working for use in ports and as an indicator for exporters of pesticide residues within the farm, as well as to examine crops with export problems due to residual pesticides to develop solutions, and to identify suitable time for farmers for preventive spraying and pest control, as well as to cooperate in research, graduation projects and training.
General Ashraf Al-Sharqawi explained that they were providing resources to farmers and production inputs such as potato seeds, palm seedlings, fertilizers and fertilizers, stressing the important role of the remote sensing body in detecting the quality of the crop and determining whether it was organic or not, proposing a strengthening of the regulatory role in the use of pesticides in the local market and domestic products in cooperation with the National Remote Sensing Authority to ensure food safety, and proposing the identification of the best places and early warning for the cultivation of potato seeds in areas free of brown mold.
Dr. Tahir Qadh, Director of the Marketing Department of the Central Pesticide Residual Laboratory, explained that the Remote Sensing Authority had an active and influential role in medicinal and aromatic plants and could cooperate with the German Foundation for International Cooperation in locating medical and aromatic plants and identifying their breeding sites and pesticide residues.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Mahmoud Al-Sisi, Director of Laboratory Training, and Wolfe, Professors and Researchers of the Agricultural Applications Division.