The Arab Federation for the Digital Economy participates in a workshop on the uses of artificial intelligence in smart agriculture methods in the State of Qatar

Date: 25 - 02 - 2024


The Arab Federation for the Digital Economy participated in a workshop on the uses of artificial intelligence in smart agriculture methods, which was held within the activities of the Qatar Horticultural Expo 2023/2024 during the period from February 25-26, 2024 in the State of Qatar, under the patronage of His Excellency Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, In the presence of His Excellency Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology of the State of Qatar, and jointly organized by the Technical Secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers for Communications and Information, and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.

During the workshop, His Excellency Ambassador Mohamed Khair Abdel Qader, Secretary General of the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy, presented a working paper on the Arab Union for the Digital Economy initiative on the digital Arab food market, and explained the problems that this initiative can address and the solutions it provides in response to the urgent situations and challenges of agricultural development and Arab food security. Pointing out that the Arab Food Market platform is an advanced digital platform that connects its various components, which include the exporter and seller, the buyer and importer, as well as all suppliers of supporting services, which include “transportation – logistics services – storage – inspection, testing and classification – issuing certificates – financing and lending – insurance.” “Customs clearance,” and the implementation mechanisms depend on Blockchain technology, through which financial dues can be transferred according to the agreed-upon contracting mechanism and guaranteed by the platform through an intermediary bank account that allows the payment of amounts according to the completion of work and approvals on the system, to be transferred between digital wallets from the importer to the other. Source.

Ambassador Muhammad Khair stressed that the digital Arab food market platform will achieve many economic and commercial benefits for Arab countries by preparing economic growth, by creating opportunities, and opening commercial markets for Arab products through this Arab alliance within the framework of the market, which includes government agencies and the sector. Private, Arab organizations and federations.

In his speech, the Secretary-General of the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy called on all concerned Arab companies and institutions to register on the Arab Food Market platform and display their products.