African Association for Precision Agriculture

 
The African Association for Precision Agriculture (AAPA) was founded in 2020 by the African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI). 
 
The enthusiasm and willingness of various stakeholders to work together to develop and scale precision agriculture (PA) strategies to reduce yield gaps and tackle food security challenges is growing rapidly in African countries.  The AAPA was establushed to support this growing interest by organizing and contributing to the promotion of PA in Africa and by engaging the global PA community through scientific, informative, extension, and training activities.  
 
The AAPA provides opportunities for members to engage in research, extension, education, and training activities for the purpose of promoting the advancement and dissemination of PA tailored to the needs and aspirations of the African people and the furtherance of international collaborations.  The AAPA also promotes leadership skills development, advocacy, and engagement with policy makers towards creating the enabling environment needed to advance the knowledge of the science and practice of PA in Africa. 
 
The AAPA:
  1. Publishes a quarterly newsletter
  2. Leads a professional community within the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA)
  3. Organizes workshops and symposiums at the African Conference on Precision Agriculture (AfCPA) and the International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA)
  4. Organizes and hosts webinars on various topics in precision agriculture
 

AAPA Newsletters

Click the links below to view the African Association for Precision Agriculture newsletters
 
April 19, 2022
Newsletter of the African Association Precision Agriculture
 
 
May 13, 2021
1st Newsletter of the African Association Precision Agriculture
 
 
June 29, 2021
#OFE2021 Special Issue: Agronomy for Sustainable Development

Board Members

2022 Board members of the African Association for Precision Agriculture (AAPA)
PRESIDENT
Dr. Kwame Frimpong, Associate Professor in Soil Science & Soil Fertility, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
PRESIDENT-ELECT:
Dr. Vincent Aduramigba-Modupe, Africa Centre Director of the International Nitrogen Initiative and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Ibadan, Nigeria
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY:
Dr. Nicodeme Fassinou Hotegni, Assistant Professor in Crop Physiology, University of Abomey Calavi, Benin
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (East and Southern Africa):
Dr. Regis Chikowo, Agronomy Associate Professor at University of Zimbabwe
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (North Africa):
Dr. Hatem Cheikh M'Hamed, Associate Professor at the National Institute of agricultural Research of Tunisia
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (West and Central Africa):
Dr. Jean M. Sogbedji Professor of Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, and Director of the Soil, Climate and Crop Sciences Interface Laboratory at the University of Lomé, Togo
FOUNDER:
Dr. Steve Phillips, Principal Scientist, African Plant Nutrition Institute, Benguerir, Morocco