Offices PASO (Precision Agriculture Service Office) at partner universities within NICoPA project
PASO-Offices were established at each target Universities with the support of non-academic organizations (core enterprises etc.).
The possible scope of activities of PASO: marketing of the needs in the area of PA and the development of appropriate services for different target groups; development and implementation of training courses and/or advanced training of different target groups, such as farmers and engineers; marketing of educational services; service for farmer associations; study of requirements of employers; study of compliance of competences/skills of the graduates regarding the requirements of employers, information support; periodical conducting of the University audit on existing training courses aiming to replace/ upgrade of outdated curricula and develop new ones; studying the needs of industrial enterprises in service training of professional personnel; searching for interested organizations and sponsors; upgrading outdated agricultural equipment – to equip old machinery with sensors, navigation systems for the improvement of operations ; creating service for airborne monitoring of fields and farms; processing of satellites data.
Additionally, PASO office can be considered an integral part of new or existing student startups for innovative technology development enterprises, business incubators, technology parks or subdivisions. One of the main tasks of PASO is carrying out of introduction seminars regarding Precision Agriculture.
Partner universities from Uzbekistan (M.Ulugbek National University of Uzbekistan, Muhammad Al- Khwarizmi Tashkent University of Information Technology, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation, Tashkent Institute of Agricultural Mechanization Engineers), Turkemenistan (S. Niyazov Turkmen Agricultural University, Turkmen Agricultural Institute, Turkmen State Architecture and Construction Institute); Kazakhstan (S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University, Shokhan Ualikhanov Kokshetau University, M. Kozybayev North Kazakhstan University) established such Offices and where needed equipment with meteorological station were purchased within the project.
All partners have trained more than 500 students, employees.