A user-friendly application for smallholder women farmers for detection of plant disorders

Start date
3 October, 2022
End date
5 October, 2022


Annual crop losses due to pests and diseases range between 20% and 40%, undermining rural livelihoods and national economies.

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), in partnership with the University of Barcelona (UB), are developing a user-friendly application for smartphones that smallholder farmers can use to identify and address diseases and nutritional disorders in their crops, and thus minimize their yield losses. Intelligent systems can help farmers make prompt in-situ diagnoses and facilitate effective response. The project targets farmers in four countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where ICBA has ongoing projects, including Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and the UAE. Later, the application will be rolled out in other countries where ICBA operates and beyond.

This workshop will provide insights and hands-on training on applied food security. It is designed for women farmers and extension staff in Egypt.




University of Barcelona, Spain

Event Coordinator

Mr. Ghazi Al-Jabri, Capacity Development Specialist, ICBA