The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture in the Government of National Unity, Mohammed Al-Turki, discussed with a number of advisors the possibility of applying digital agricultural technologies in Libya, and how to ensure that they reach all farmers in various parts of the country. 

The meeting saw an agreement on holding an expanded meeting regarding the issue, in the presence of the relevant authorities that are affiliated with the Ministry.

This initiative, according to a statement issued by the Ministry, aims to explore the potential benefits of applying digital agricultural technologies such as increasing agricultural productivity, improving natural resource management, and enabling farmers to make informed decisions.

The attendees discussed potential challenges such as the initial cost of implementing these technologies, the need to build digital infrastructure, and training.

They stressed the necessity of developing a comprehensive plan that includes securing the financial resources necessary to implement digital agriculture in Libya, as well as developing the technical capabilities of farmers. The meeting participants also stressed the importance of ensuring that these technologies reach all rural areas in Libya.

Libya is classified as an oil-producing country, and the national agricultural sector meets only about 25% of the needs of the local market, as it imports 75% of the needs from abroad, according to data published by the Libyan News Agency.