African Association of Precision Agriculture

APNI is leading the formation of an African Association of Precision Agriculture (AAPA).  The main objective of the AAPA will be to work as an organized group to contribute to the development of PA in Africa and to engage the global PA community through scientific, informative, extension, and training activities.  The AAPA will apply for active community status within the International Society of PA, which will require the following activities:
  • Hold an Annual Community Meeting (either at the ICPA, other virtual meeting, or otherwise as arranged by Community Leadership)
  • Conduct an election of Community Leadership at the Community Meeting in alternate years.
  • Have a minimum of 10 ISPA members (AAPA board members will be expected to hold active ISPA membership) identified as community members at the end of each calendar year.
  • Maintain a webpage with current information on the ISPA site.
  • Organize a minimum of one oral session, technical tour, workshop, or event at each ICPA or other appropriate venue every two years.
The AAPA board will also have responsibilities to help plan the next APNI-hosted AfCPA in 2022.
AAPA elections for President-elect and Regional Representatives from North, West/Central, and East/Southern Africa will be held during the AfCPA this year.  APNI will serve as the Founding Organization and will appoint an inaugural President and Secretary to serve 2-yr terms, then the President will move into the role of Past-President for 2 more years when the President-elect takes the gavel in 2022.
Responsibilities of the AAPA President-Elect
  • With the assistance of the Regional Representatives, publish a quarterly AAPA e-newsletter for members and other subscribers.
  • Responsible for periodic updates to the AAPA website to keep it current.
  • Assist the President of AAPA as requested by the President.
  • Term of office, two years.
  • Moves automatically to the position of President at the end of the two-year term
Responsibilities of the AAPA Regional Representatives
  • Contribute to a quarterly AAPA e-newsletter for members and other subscribers.
  • Responsible for periodic regional updates to the AAPA website.
  • Assist the President with AAPA activity planning.
  • Term of office, two years.