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Welcome to the Arab Regional Smart Agriculute Forum (ARSAF)

The Arab Regional Smart Agriculture Forum (ARSAF©) with the slogan “5G and New Technology Trends for the Sustainable Agriculture Development” will take place on 29 & 30 September 2019 in Doha-State of Qatar (with two days conference, workshops, Exhibition, B2B meetings, and many other side activities).

In the Agenda

Interregional Conference

Interregional Conference

5G and New Technology Trends for the Sustainable Agriculture Development



2 Workshops are scheduled

International Exhibition

International Exhibition

New Technology trends & IoT Solutions

B2B/Business Meetings

B2B/Business Meetings

Meetings for Business & Investment opportunities



High level government’s officials from the Arab region/ from technology and agriculture fields, IoT solutions & Services providers, telecom operators, international organizations, international experts, …



High profile speakers coming from the two regions and the rest of the world including some of the biggest names in the key fields :
Agriculture,  ICT, IoT, Telcos…..



More than 30 exhibitors Including Biggest and most famous companies showcasing their solutions about the use of ICT of the development and the sustainability of Agriculture


Within the scope of the Arab Regional Smart Agriculture Forum, we offer 6 Sponsorship Packages: Strategic partner, Diamond , Platinum , Gold , Silver and Exhibition.



Strategic partner

75.000 $

Exclusive Sponsorship


25.000 $

4 sponsors


50.000 $

2 sponsors


15.000 $

6 sponsors


40.000 $

2 Sponsors


5.000 $

15 exhibitors

ARSAF Events

5G and New Technology Trends for the Sustainable Agriculture Development


The two-day international conference will be divided into sessions/panels dealing with the Smart agriculture and Smart technologies both on regulatory and technical aspects.  Several topics will be discussed on the occasion as follows:

-Panel 1 : Ministerial Panel / High level panel : Arab Food Safety/Security : Challenges and horizons
-Panel 2 : How would the new technological trends change the future of the Agriculture ?
-Panel 3 : Arab “Smart Agriculture” initiatives towards achieving the SD Goals 2030
-Panel 4 : Sustainable investment in Smart Agriculture for food security
-Panel 5 : The role of technology in achieving water security for food security
-Panel 6 : Global trends for food security and sustainable agricultural development: the key role of agricultural technology
-Open debate/Round table : The way forward : « Meeting the need of forward-thinking’s solutions and visions »


Language of the Conference

The working language will be Arabic and English (With the availability of a 2 languages translation)


Eminent regional and international experts from the public and private sectors will animate the different panels of the forum and will share with a high-level audience their knowledge, experiences and recent findings about the opportunities and challenges of IoT based-technology and other technological trends for sustainable agricultural development and their visions for the way forward.

International Exhibition on New Technology trends & IoT Solutions for smart Agriculture and smart farming

The aim of the this international Exhibition is to gather the main actors and providers of Technological solutions and IoT in the Arab region and from the rest of the World (Europe, Asia, USA,…) to showcase their cutting-age solutions in favor of sustainable agricultural development and climate change mitigation. This exhibition is, as well, open to farmers from the Arab region being adopted the technological solutions in their scope of action, to showcase their agricultural products.

Besides the conference, two technology-oriented workshops are scheduled for a specialized audience on the following topics:

Workshop 1: IoT solutions and applications for Sustainable Agricultural Development: Case Studies
Workshop 2: Role of 5G networks & technology in Changing the Future of Agriculture and achieving Food Security: Global Experiences

Topics to be raised :

• Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology
• Internet as learning platform for e-agriculture technology.
• E-agriculture strategy development
• Building a smart sustainable farm
• 5G use cases and benefits for e-agriculture
• Satellite farming
• Cybersecurity for e-agriculture

B2B meetings (Business & Investment)

B2B/ Business meetings will give the opportunity for participants from the different institutions (Public sector, Private sector, Investors, Funding agencies, Donors and Final customers) to meet face to face to come out with business investment opportunities and deals.


5G and New Technology Trends for the Sustainable Agriculture Development

More about ARSAF

The Arab Regional Smart Agriculture Forum (ARSAF©) with the slogan “5G and New Technology Trends for the Sustainable Agriculture Development” will take place on 17 & 18 March 2020.

The Arab Regional Smart Agriculture Forum (ARSAF©) will be held in Doha Exhibition & Convention Center – State of Qatar.

Based on its model as a Multi-Stakeholder event, the delegates for the Forum will include high level governments officials, (Ministers, Deputy Ministers, decision makers) representing Ministries of Agriculture and environment, Ministries of Communication and Information Technologies, IoT solutions & services providers and telecom operators in Arab region besides international specialized organizations and international experts.

We expect an active participation of regional and international ICT experts and ICT practitioners from:
• Regulators/ICT sector organizers
• Agriculture Specialized organizations
• Mobile network operators
• System and Component vendors
• Software suppliers
• Content providers
• IoT services &Solutions Developers and providers
• Equipment’s Manufacturers
• Development Banks and financial institutions/agencies
• Specialists from the academic field and researchers who are interested in the subject

PROMOTE & SHOWCASE : You can present your brand, company and products to the forum attendees, and meet potential clients and new partners face to face. Use the exhibition space to demonstrate your services and products to over 200 potential partners and customers.

NETWORK & CONNECT: The Arab Regional Smart Agriculture Forum – ARSAF© will give you the opportunity to connect with peers, decision makers from both public and private sectors, amongst a number of influential and globally known experts and decision makers.

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Secretary General | Arab ICT Organization


Secretary General | Arab ICT Organization

Mr. Ben Amor holds a Master diploma in International Project Management from the ``Conservatoire National d'Arts et des Métiers``, CNAM - Paris (France), and a Diploma of Engineer from the Naval Academy, AN (Tunisia).Mr. BEN AMOR has over 25 years of experience, specializing in the use and evolution of information and communication technologies for development, as well as in analytical, policy, management and coordination functions at national, regional and International level.Mr. Ben Amor, before being elected SG of AICTO in 2015, has occupied between 2011- 2015 the post of Special Advisor to the Minister of Industry and Technologies, to the Minister of Information and Communication Technologies and to the Minister of Higher Education Scientific Research an ICT. He was General Director of the tunisian Telecommunications Research and Studies Center (2009 – 2010).Mr Ben Amor is an expert to many international institutions (World Bank, African Development Bank, UN Economic Commission for Western Asia ESCWA, etc.) and in this capacity has led several international projects





Ibrahim Adam Ahmed El-Dukheri, Professsor of Agricultural Economics, Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics (system analysis; mathematical approach), Technical University of Munich, Germany, 1997. M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics, Washington State University, Pullman, USA 1987. B.Sc. Honor in general agriculture, University of Khartoum, Sudan 1983. Work Experience: Since May 2017 and onward he is the director general of Arab Organization for Agricultural Development, April 2017, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. December 2012 to June 2015, Director General of the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC). June 2010 to December 2012, Minister of Agriculture and Forests, South Darfur State of Sudan. May 2006 to May 2010,Research Scientist at the Center for Economic Studies and Policy Analysis of the ARC. July 2002 to April 2006,Food Security Advisor and Project Manager for Kordofan Food Security Project, funded by the EU .November 2001 to July 2002,National VAM Officer with the World Food Programme (WFP), attached to the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Unit. Duties include analysis of the food security situation. 1999 to 2001,Project Manager and Technical Analyst for Kordofan Food Information System (Early Warning Project) of CARE International in the Sudan. 1997 to 2001, Part-time lecturer at the University of Kordofan and supervisor for research work as partial fulfillment of degree of Master in Agricultural Economics. January 1992 to December 1992 National Socio-economist for the On-farm Research Project, funded by the FAO. 1987-1999, Research Scientist with the Agricultural Research Corporation (El-Obeid Research Station- Agricultural Economic Section).

Director General | Arab Organization for Agricultural Development


Chief of Study Group Department, TSB, ITU


Chief of Study Group Department, TSB, ITU

Tunisian born, Dr. Bilel Jamoussi is Chief of the Study Groups Department of ITU Standardization Bureau in Geneva Switzerland. Since 2010, he has been leading the bureau’s standards making activities into a new era characterized by rapid convergence and the need for increased collaboration with vertical sectors and partnership between developed and developing countries. Prior to 2010, Jamoussi worked for a Telecommunication equipment and solutions provider for 15 years in Canada and then in the United States where he held several leadership positions and was granted 22 US patents in diverse areas including packet, optical, wireless, and quality of service. He holds a BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is fluent in Arabic, French, and English and speaks some Spanish and German.

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