AgHive: Research for Impact
The Unit for the Remote Sensing and Geospatial Lab and the Smart Irrigation Lab at the Department of Agriculture at the American University of Beirut
AgHive is founded and headed by Dr. Hadi Jaafar and performs teaching and research in the fields of remote sensing, smart irrigation, and water resources management.
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AgSAT: to help farmers irrigate their lands more precisely
We announce the development of AgSAT, the first mobile application in the world that optimizes food production by calculating and forecasting crop water requirements in near real time by using remote sensing technology. The application allows users to monitor evapotranspiration, agricultural water productivity, and biomass at various scales (field, watershed).
The workshop invited the CEDIL-funded impact evaluation projects that are falling into the Programme of Work: ‘Evaluating complex interventions' to provide feedback to teams on the design applied, analysis methods used, and challenges faced, as well as to facilitate cross-learning among engaged researchers.
Under SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Revolutionizing Smart Irrigation with AgSAT story map was featured in SDGs Today storytelling collection. As farming is rapidly changing, transitioning towards increasing water use efficiency in crop production becomes indispensable.
Featured in the distinguished IrrigationTODAY magazine, AgSAT is the first mobile application in the world that optimizes food production by calculating and forecasting crop water requirements in near real-time by using remote sensing technology.
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What We Do
Understand the world through remote sensing, satellite imagery, and geospatial technology
We address applications of geospatial data and analysis to agriculture and water resources management and provide geospatial knowledge for the user community.
Development is a core part of Aghive’s activities. We perform workshops, trainings, and field work related to remote sensing and geospatial applications.
We offer a Master’s degree in Irrigation from the Department of Agriculture at the American University of Beirut, which is one of the most recognizable programs in the MENA region.
We have particular expertise in a wide range of topics and offer services related to hydrology, GIS & remote sensing, agriculture, climate change & food security, and irrigation system design.
Who We Are
“The Middle East and other regions in the world are suffering from an expanding population, dwindling water resources, and an increase in the frequency of conflicts, thereby threatening food and global security. Smallholders comprise the majority of farmers in the developing countries, and monitoring water use and stress at the field scale is of great importance to the success of agriculture in such areas.”
– Dr. Hadi Jaafar
Wing B, Agriculture Building, American University of Beirut
+961 1 350000 Ext. 4570