Phd in Assessment and mapping of soil and crop spatial variability - BENGUERIR

Enseignement - Secteur Autres services

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  • 1 poste(s) sur Autres régions - Maroc
  • Bac +5 et plus

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Publiée il y a 13 jours sur - Postuler avant le 16/01/2022

Entreprise :

About UM6P:

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P, is an international higher education institution, established to provide research and innovation at the service of education and development for Morocco and the African continent. It has a state-of-the-art campus at the heart of the Green City of Benguerir, near Marrakesh. UM6P’s research approach promotes transdisciplinary and entrepreneurship spirit with an emphasis on international collaboration. This research program is conducted by the Agriculture Innovation and Technology Transfer Center (AITTC) of UM6P, in collaboration with IFDC, Wageningen University, and various Ghanaian Universities.



The major client of UM6P is the OCP group (, a world leader in fertilizer production, providing capital and research funds to the University. In parallel, a new portfolio of clients is growing, with the development of an R&D cluster around the University and a growing number of international partnerships. 

Poste :

Topic:  Assessment and mapping of soil and crop spatial variability using proximal and remote sensing tools and methods:  implications in precision agriculture

Precision Agriculture (PA) is gaining space and importance mainly in developed countries. However, in the African continent, it is either absent or still at experimental or embryonic stage. Most of the PA technologies are at experimental stage with few examples in South Africa and Morocco. Future development of agriculture rely on its capability of integrating digital revolution in its practices

The proposed Doctorate topic is aiming the assessment and mapping soil and crop spatial variability using different tools and technologies and their implications in precision agriculture. Two main aspects will be addressed : (1) Characterization and mapping of relevant soil fertility parameters using different proximal sensors (2) Compare the output of the various proximal sensors technically, timewise and economically with conventional soil testing methods; and (3) Explore remote sensing and other relevant data from different sources (big data platforms) as indicators of crop nitrogen status and their use in variable rate fertilization as well as for yield prediction for wheat under Moroccan conditions.


Applications must include :

  • A cover letter indicating how the profile of the candidate match with the required position
  • A detailed CV.
  • Contact information of 2 references


Application Deadline: October 18, 2021



Profil recherché :

Criteria of the Candidate:



  • Master’s or equivalent degree in soil science, agronomy, environmental science, physico-chemistry
  • Rigor / organization
  • Good communication skills in French and English
  • Teamwork

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Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid, Ben Guerir 43150

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