Precision Agriculture and Smart Technologies Training in Rotterdam

Program Date

22 Jul 26 Jul 2024

Program Location

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Program Venue


Registration & Payment Deadline

31 May 2024

Program Introduction

Precision agriculture capitalizes on technology such as satellite imagery, GPS, drones, and field mapping to enhance crop quality and profitability. Compared to traditional techniques, precision agriculture supports the improvement of soil quality, management of irrigation timing, nutrient application, yield prediction, and much more. What’s more, overall, it reduces the sector’s vulnerability to climate change. With smart technologies, farmers can control all processes remotely and make financial savings while increasing their production.

This training program has exclusively been designed by Risalat to help farmers and agribusinesses optimize their resource management process, increase productivity, lower costs, and reduce their environmental footprint. Upon the successful completion of the program, participants shall have a thorough grasp of fundamental concepts in precision agriculture and understand how to leverage technology to optimize farm operations.

Target Audience

Precision Agriculture and Smart Technologies training can prove beneficial for a wide range of professionals involved in farming and related activities. These may include but not be limited to:

  • Farmers
  • Agribusiness professionals
  • Agricultural extension agents
  • Members of government and regulatory agencies
  • NGOs and International Development Organizations
  • Agricultural consultants

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training program, its delegates shall be expected to:

  • Comprehend the fundamental principles of precision agriculture including its benefits, key technologies, and applications in modern farming practices.
  • Grasp a wide range of smart technologies used in precision agriculture, such as GPS/GNSS, remote sensing, drones, IoT sensors, automated machinery, and data analytics platforms.
  • Collect, manage, process, and analyze agricultural data effectively.
  • Understand various applications of precision farming techniques such as variable rate application of inputs, precision irrigation, crop monitoring, yield mapping, and more.
  • Assess the economic viability of adopting smart technologies in agriculture.
  • Support the promotion of environmental sustainability and resource efficiency by minimizing chemical usage, reducing soil erosion, conserving water resources, and enhancing biodiversity.

Program Contents

First Day

  • The evolution of precision agriculture
  • Benefits and challenges associated with the adoption of precision agriculture practices
  • Smart technologies in agriculture
  • Remote sensing for crop monitoring
  • IoT Sensors
  • Networks for data collection
  • Drones

Second Day

  • Data in precision agriculture; Collection methods and techniques
  • Data management systems and platforms
  • Data analysis, interpretation, and decision making
  • Variable rate application of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Precision irrigation
  • Crop monitoring using sensors and drones


  • Yield mapping
  • Spatial variability analysis
  • Smart technologies for soil management
  • Pest disease monitoring using sensor networks
  • Livestock management using IoT
  • Environmental implications of precision agriculture

Fourth Day

  • Strategies for the reduction of chemical usage and soil erosion
  • Water conservation via precision irrigation
  • Biodiversity conservation and habitat management
  • Economic analysis of precision agriculture; ROI
  • Business plan development for smart agriculture initiatives
  • Risk management and regulatory compliance

Fifth Day – Full-Day Exposure Tour

Exploration of Precision Farming Practices

The last day of the program shall entirely be dedicated to the exposure tour. The goal is to enable delegates to observe the real-time application of smart technologies in agriculture, exchange knowledge with peer professionals, and gain practical insights on the adoption of precision farming. The day shall cover:

  • Visit to a farm with precision agriculture technology in place
  • Demonstration of selected smart technologies used in precision farming
  • Observation of variable rate application of inputs
  • Hands-on experience with precision irrigation systems
  • Interaction with farmers and agronomists implementing precision farming practices

Program Methodology

The training methodology used is designed to encourage maximum participation of all delegates. The consultants will lead sessions through open presentations and support them with interactive exercises, flipped learning, case studies, video demonstrations, and group assignments.

Proven adult-learning methodology and principles guide the entire process intending to maximize the effectiveness of the delivery and create a long-lasting impact. Practical exposure and panel discussions target the development of real-life capabilities to drive a broader transition to precision farming practices.

Host Country Profile

Precision agriculture in the Netherlands is highly advanced and widely adopted, driven by the country’s small land area, high population density, and intensive agricultural practices. Dutch farmers leverage sensors, data analytics, and AI for optimized cultivation—enhancing efficiency and yields through data-driven precision beyond GPS. They produce 20 times the yield per unit area compared to the global average, thanks to advanced greenhouse technology and optimized growing conditions. More than 50% of Dutch arable farmers currently use GPS with more and more willing to invest in precision agriculture technology.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report