NEWSLETTER #1: to come
Jan. 17th, 2024. RESILINK project and the work realized by the Egyptian teams was presented by Dr Seham El-Gamal from ARC at the “PRIMA_MEDISMART” project Final Capitalization workshop that took place in the National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt. Get the slides in .pdf.
Nov. 11th, 2023. The RESILINK mobile app mockup has been finalized for partners to use it in an interactive manner during interviews with smallholders. Watch the mockup video.
October 26th, 2023. The RESILINK team met to prepare the next surveys using the RESILINK mobile app mockup based on Figma. Feedbacks will be collected to have several design iterations in order to make sure the proposed functionalities and user interface are in line with the smallholders’ needs.
May 25th, 2023. The whole RESILINK team took the opportunity of the General Meeting at INRA Rabat to visit farmers and have discussion on RESILINK’s approach.
May 24th, 2023. Scientific day of the PRIMA RESILINK project organized at INRA Research Center Rabat, Morocco, by the INRA team (Dr. Hayat Lionbui, Dr. Tarik Benabdelouahab, Dr. Elhaj Elmaadoudi).
- The RESILINK project: challenges and objectives. Pr Congduc Pham, UPPA. French version.
- Digital Platforms at the Service of Resilient Agriculture: The Challenge of Meeting Agricultural Actor’s Needs, From Production To Market. Dr Hayat Lionbui, INRA Rabat.
- A telecommunication perspective for digital platforms targeting the agriculture domain. Dr. Veronique Henry, Orange.
- The Orange Decentralized Exchange Place. Dr. Salma Bradai, Orange (Sofrecom).
From May 2nd to May 5th, ORANGE and INRA presented the RESILINK project at the 15th edition of the International Agricultural Exhibition in Morocco, in Meknès!
March 31st, 2023. Congduc Pham (UPPA) was invited at the Symposium on Transdisciplinary research for a healthy planet organized by the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne. He gave a keynote on “Digital platform and embedded AI to target the smallholder communities” presenting the main objectives and challenges of the RESILINK project.
March 20th, 2023. The first RESILINK event on “Increasing Small Farmers` Awareness about Digital Technologies” was organized by Dr. Seham El Gamal from ARC in Beni Suef Governorate in Upper Egypt. More than 40 small farmers were present.
With the increasing availability of mobile phones, wireless technology and the Internet, information and communication technology has spread even to small farms. The recent statistics indicated in Egypt that (i) the percentage of mobile phone users reached 88% of the population, (ii) the percentage of Internet users is 31% of the population and, (iii) social media users reach 21% of the population in 2018. This is very promising for the RESILINK platform. More focused questionnaires on resource sharing and acceptability of the approach will be realized by RESILINK in the next few weeks.
March 9th, 2023. The RESILINK promotional video is released! Watch it on YouTube!
Produced by Rania Elsayed from AASTMT Egypt, the promotional video highlights the main challenges addressed by RESILINK and its main contributions.
March 2-5, 2023. The International Exhibition of Agriculture and Agro-Industries was held in Béni Mellal, Morocco (press article 1, press article 2) . It was an opportunity for the Sultan Moulay Slimane University, represented by Professors Mustapha NAMOUS, Samira KRIMISSA, and Abdenbi ELALOUI, to present the RESILINK project to agricultural decision-makers, farmers participating in the expo, and the general public through the posting of a roll-up and explanation workshops.
In addition, students were involved for interviewing farmers with a survey to identify their expectations towards the ambitions and objectives of the RESILINK project.
January 13th, 2023. As invited panelist at the AGRO-IT-DAY, Véronique Henry from Orange presented the RESILINK project, its objectives and how digital solutions can also increase the resilience of smallholders. Mrs Henry insisted on the importance of a user-centric design of digital platforms.
Oct. 25-26, 2022. The physical kick-off meeting of RESILINK took placed in Alexandria, Egypt, with the participation of Mohamed Wageih, PRIMA project officer of Agro-Food thematic area.
The meeting was hosted by ACICT partner at AASTMT (Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport). The whole RESILINK team was honored to be received by Dr. Ismail Abdelghaffar Ismail Faraj – President of AASTMT.