Naveed Arshad

Dr, PhD Agronomy | AFHEA | STEM Ambassador Specialisation: Crop Modelling and GIS

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Joined IBERS as a Post-Doctoral Modeler in 2018. Naveed is Gold Medalist and received his PhD from the Department of Agronomy at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan and his doctoral research was based in University of California, Davis-United States. Later, he worked as a International Consultant - Agro-Ecological Zoning in Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO-UN) and developed 'Crop Suitability Model'. He has post doctoral experience of the agricultural productivity potential of Wales and potential resources for bioenergy in UK. His current position focuses on waste resources in South Wales Industrial Cluster. He has vast experience of Climate Change Studies using Crop Modeling and Remote Sensing/GIS using satellite and UAV data and land assessment/crop suitability mapping. He is very passionate about research on environmental issues, sustainability and socio-ecological resilience.


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Projects as Principal Investigator

  1. Rural Digital Connectivity: Technology-driven transformations to deliver improvements for residents in the rural setting [2023]
  2. Sustaining the uplands for the 21st Century - Addressing social and economic inequities in a rapidly changing physical environment [2022-23]
  3. C3 – Community, Connectivity and Communication for Wellbeing and Social Inclusion [2022-23]
  4. Automated Pre-processing Tool for Smart Cities using Machine Learning [2023]

Research as Post-Doc

  • > 2022 - 2023 | IDRIC - Bio balance | Waste Resources mapping for South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC)
  • > 2020 - 2022 | Supergen Bioenergy Hub | Bioenergy resources availability mapping, spatial modeling for the development of opportunity maps of bioenergy crops (Miscanthus, SRC Willow) in United Kingdom using climate and soil data
  • > 2018 - 2020 | Tori Tir Newydd | Spatial modeling for the development of opportunity maps of key crops (Miscanthus, Willow, Ryegrass, Clover etc.) in Wales using climate and soil data

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • S Agriculture (General)
  • Climate change
  • Crop Modeling
  • Crop improvement


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