Submission deadline: Friday 13 October 2023
The first edition of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Women in Agriculture will take place from 23 - 25 October 2023 in hybrid mode at Kwara State university, Malete on the theme "AI-enhanced Climate Smart Agriculture: Towards Empowering African Women Farmers".
Artificial intelligence (AI) is seen as a potential remedy to the persistent challenges facing African agriculture. The application of AI holds great promise for solving the urgent problems exacerbated by climate change in the context of African rain-fed agriculture. This potential is undeniable and can make a significant contribution to achieving the global sustainable development goals.
The conference aims to bring together specialists in gender studies, AI and agriculture, representing a variety of backgrounds from industry, academia and research. Agricultural producers, organisations and NGOs focusing on agricultural technology transfer and women's development will also participate in this dynamic gathering.
The event will serve as a platform for women farmers, AI experts, academics and researchers to collaborate, exchange ideas and develop AI solutions tailored to the challenges posed by climate change on women's farming activities. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience of African women farmers and effectively combat the adverse effects of climate change through improved agricultural practices.
Academic papers and poster presentations proposing practical recommendations and workable solutions are invited in the sub-themes below:
1- Paradigm shift in women farmers' management of climate shocks.
2- Integrating the gender dimension into the application of AI to climate-smart agriculture.
3- Applying AI innovation to predictive agriculture.
4- AI systems for climate change forecasting.
5- Application of AI for weather analysis and forecasting.
6- Analysis of AGRIDATA: Exploiting AI tools for intelligent and sustainable agriculture.
7. AI tools for weather forecasting.
8- Early warning systems in agriculture.
9- Climate-smart agriculture and building resilience for African women farmers.
10- AI-driven climate adaptation/resilience strategies for African women farmers
Keynote speaker: Prof. Olanike Deji; Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Presentation of the main documents by:
Olayemi Mikail Olaniyi - Department of Computer Engineering, Federal University of Technology.
Chinwoke Clara Ifeanyi-Obi - Department of Agricultural Extension and Development Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Abdulwaheed Musa - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kwara State University.
Dr. Sidiqat Abdulwahab-Aderinoye - Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ilorin.
Toyin Samuel Olowogbon - Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Empowerment, Nigeria.
* Submission of papers for the conference
The conference programme committee invites authors to submit poster presentations or full papers/work in progress in one of the areas listed in the sub-themes. Papers should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. They should be in APA format, 12 Times New Roman characters, with normal margins.
Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the next volume of the Technoscience Journal for Community Development in Africa, published jointly by the Faculties of Agriculture, Engineering, Information and Communication Technology and Pure and Applied Sciences of Kwara State University, Nigeria.
* Important dates
Notification of acceptance: Tuesday 17 October 2023
Arrival: 23 October 2023
Opening ceremony: 24 October 2023