As part of its participation in the Abu Dhabi Government's digital pavilion at GITEX Technology Week 2018, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) showcased a number of its smart projects related to the agricultural and livestock sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Those projects are part of the authority's smart apps that facilitate the customers' access to services and provide them with information without having to visit our centers.
A project to provide and analyze satellite imagery and aerial photography of farms and animal holdings was among the projects reviewed at GITEX. It is based on the artificial intelligence technology, to enhance surveillance processes through the use of the GIS platform supported by satellite imagery and aerial photography.
Furthermore, the authority will showcase the intelligent tracking system of feed supply chain. It is an intelligent system for monitoring feed supply chain in the country of origin, the country's entry points, and feed centers until it being delivered to beneficiaries. It aims to limit the environmental, health and safety risks that may affect feed.
In line with its efforts to raise awareness of the public about the best agricultural practices, ADFCA will showcase Agricultural Extension Guide App, which was made in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Farmers' Services Centre (ADFSC). It is a smart app contains a lot of valuable information that guides farmers to the best ways for cultivating plants and the sound instructions in areas of fertilization, irrigation and plant species. The app also includes instructions for livestock breeders about the proper methods for raising camels, sheep and goats, successful breeding, construction of barns, breeds identification, births management, and diseases affecting livestock, ways of treatment and prevention.
For his side, Mr. Jamal Al Obaidli, Director of ADFCA's Information Technology & Communication Division, said that the authority's participation at GITEX 2018 is an ideal opportunity to interact with customers by highlighting its smart apps and projects dedicated to the food, livestock and agriculture sectors in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Those projects are based on modern technologies, including artificial intelligence, to raise the work efficiency and enhance the biosecurity system and sustainability of the agricultural sector. This comes in line with the developmental renaissance experienced by the State's all sectors and the technological renaissance in the service sector in particular.
Since early October 2018, ADFCA has started digitalize 28 out of 35 active services. Customers can apply for those services through the authority's smart app and website without having to visit the service centers. The move came in line with Abu Dhabi Government's orientations to improve the quality of services, streamline services access, and provide quick, efficient and modern solutions, to delight the customers. In September, the percentage of the digital transactions reached 96% compared to face-to-face transactions.