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Technology in Agriculture

Fiaz Ahmad

Bahauddin Zakariya University

Dr. Ahmad is a researcher in the field of agricultural mechanization and agricultural equipment engineering, in-charge of Farm Machinery Design Laboratory at Bahauddin Zakariya University, with expertise in modeling and simulation. He applied for two patents at the national level.

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Muhammad Sultan

Bahauddin Zakariya University

Renowned researcher with a focus on developing energy-efficient heat- and/or water-driven temperature and humidity control systems for agricultural storage, greenhouse, agricultural livestock and poultry applications including HVAC, desiccant air-conditioning, adsorption, Maisotsenko cycle (M-cycle), and adsorption desalination.

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Agricultural Engineering Technologies Application Sustainable Agriculture Information Technology in Agriculture Food Security Renewable Energies Precision Farming Smart Agriculture Farm Mechanization Robotics Post Harvest Technologies

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Food security, sustainable agriculture, and poverty alleviation are the key themes of the 2030 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs). These are directly linked with agricultural mechanization, automation and robotics, high-efficiency irrigation systems, farm energy systems, post-harvest handling and processing, wastewater management, and the associated sustainable bio environment. Such agricultural, biological, and environmental engineering studies are the need of the 21st century, particularly from the viewpoint of the agricultural water–energy–food security nexus. Moreover, the wide range and interdisciplinary nature of research for agricultural engineering and technologies and system as well as the proliferation and technological advancement in agricultural engineering technologies will be the focus of this book. It will include engineering technologies and applications related to farm mechanization, farm energy and environment, smart farming, intelligent agriculture, conservation agriculture, on-farm irrigation, precision agriculture, food processing and storage, livestock and poultry sheds, wastewater management, etc. The chapters will comprise of original research, review, case studies, and/or recent progress/scenario in the above-mentioned research areas.
 

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Date completed: November 25th 2020

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About the editor

Fiaz Ahmad

Bahauddin Zakariya University

Fiaz Ahmad obtained his Ph.D. (2015) from Nanjing Agriculture University China in the field of Agricultural Bioenvironmental and Energy Engineering and Postdoc (2020) from Jiangsu University China in the field of Plant protection Engineering. He got the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Scholarship for Ph.D. studies, and Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Jiangsu Government, China. During postdoctoral studies, he worked on the application of unmanned aerial vehicle sprayers for agrochemical applications to control pests and weeds. He passed the B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural engineering from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan in 2007. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan-Pakistan. Since 2009, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, BZ University Multan, Pakistan. He is the author of 33 journal articles. He also supervised 6 master students and is currently supervising 5 master and 2 Ph.D. students. In addition, Dr. Ahmad completed three university-funded projects. His research interests include the design of agricultural machinery, artificial intelligence, and plant protection environment.

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