GeoAgri-Navigating the change

The New Frontier of the Geospatial Information in Agriculture

Speakers

KeynoteDr. Y S Rajan, Ex Honorary Distinguished Professor, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO),
KeynoteDr. Y S Rajan Ex Honorary Distinguished Professor
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
KeynoteDr. VS Arya, Chief Soil Survey Officer, Soil and Land Use Survey of India (SLUSI), India
KeynoteDr. VS Arya Chief Soil Survey Officer
Soil and Land Use Survey of India (SLUSI)
India
KeynoteLIC. PATRICIA ORNELAS RUiZ, Director in Chief of the Agricultural Information and Fisheries, SIAP, Mexico
KeynoteLIC. PATRICIA ORNELAS RUiZ Director in Chief of the Agricultural Information and Fisheries
SIAP
Mexico
KeynoteDr. Ranjna Nagpal*, Deputy Director General, Agricultural Informatics Division, National Informatics Centre (NIC), India
KeynoteDr. Ranjna Nagpal* Deputy Director General
Agricultural Informatics Division
National Informatics Centre (NIC), India
KeynoteDr. SP Wani, Director, ICRISAT Development Centre, ICRISAT
KeynoteDr. SP Wani Director
ICRISAT Development Centre
ICRISAT
KeynoteDr Ajit Maru, Senior Knowledge Officer, DDNG, FAO, Rome, Italy
KeynoteDr Ajit Maru Senior Knowledge Officer
DDNG, FAO, Rome
Italy
KeynoteAndre Laperriere, Executive Director, Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), UK
KeynoteAndre Laperriere Executive Director
Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
UK
KeynoteDr. Suchith Anand, Founder, Geoforall, UK
KeynoteDr. Suchith Anand Founder
Geoforall
UK
SARANG VAIDYA, Co-Founder, Go4fresh, India
SARANG VAIDYA Co-Founder
Go4fresh
India
DR. MEETA PUNJABI, Managing Director, Creative AgriSolutions, India
DR. MEETA PUNJABI Managing Director
Creative AgriSolutions
India
DR. SRIDHAR GUTAM, Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology), ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, India
DR. SRIDHAR GUTAM Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology)
ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region
India
Dr. B SIVAPRASAD, SS Technologies, India
Dr. B SIVAPRASAD SS Technologies
India
Rakesh Kumar Kadian, Head-Business Development-Agriculture - SAARC, Trimble Agriculture, INDIA
Rakesh Kumar Kadian Head-Business Development-Agriculture - SAARC
Trimble Agriculture
INDIA
Joseph John, Trade and Investment Advisor,  British High Commission, UK
Joseph John Trade and Investment Advisor
British High Commission
UK
RUUD GRIM, Senior Advisor, Netherlands Space Office, The Netherlands
RUUD GRIM Senior Advisor
Netherlands Space Office
The Netherlands
Dr. G.P.Obi Reddy, Principal Scientist, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (ICAR),
Dr. G.P.Obi Reddy Principal Scientist
National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (ICAR)
Traore, Pierre C. Sibiry, Senior Researcher (Remote Sensing), ICRISAT, Mali and Director, R&D (Digital Agriculture), MANOBI, Senegal
Traore, Pierre C. Sibiry Senior Researcher (Remote Sensing), ICRISAT, Mali and Director
R&D (Digital Agriculture), MANOBI
Senegal
Jinesh Shah, Founding Partner, Omnivore Partners,  India
Jinesh Shah Founding Partner
Omnivore Partners
India
Subhasis Kesh, Founder/CEO, Globe Geosolution Private Limited, India
Subhasis Kesh Founder/CEO
Globe Geosolution Private Limited
India
Raghavan Sampathkumar, Director, SmarAgBiz, Singapore
Raghavan Sampathkumar Director
SmarAgBiz
Singapore
Dr.N.Parasuraman, Principal Scientist, Sustainable Development, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India
Dr.N.Parasuraman Principal Scientist
Sustainable Development
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
India
Manoj Rawat, Head-Agribusiness, RBL Bank, India
Manoj Rawat Head-Agribusiness
RBL Bank
India
Alok Shukla, Vice President, Agriculture and Rural Business, Bharti AXA General Insurance, India
Alok Shukla Vice President
Agriculture and Rural Business
Bharti AXA General Insurance
India
Dr. Simon Grocott, Deputy Director, Missions, Space Flight Laboratory, Canada
Dr. Simon Grocott Deputy Director, Missions
Space Flight Laboratory
Canada
Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, Chief Executive Officer, ekgaon technologies private limited, India
Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya Chief Executive Officer
ekgaon technologies private limited
India
Dr. Purvi Mehta, Senior Adviser and Head of agriculture, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, India
Dr. Purvi Mehta Senior Adviser and Head of agriculture
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
India
Dr. Shibendu S Ray, Director, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, India
Dr. Shibendu S Ray Director
Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre
India
Rajesh Paul, Director and Co-Owner, Excel Geomatics, India
Rajesh Paul Director and Co-Owner
Excel Geomatics
India
Kunal Tiwari, Senior Industry Manager-Agriculture, Geospatial Media and Communications, India
Kunal Tiwari Senior Industry Manager-Agriculture
Geospatial Media and Communications
India
DR. S. JYOTHI, Professor, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women''s University), India
DR. S. JYOTHI Professor
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women''s University)
India
BALAJI NAGARAJAN, Chief Executive Officer, Geokno, India
BALAJI NAGARAJAN Chief Executive Officer
Geokno
India
Suraj Dixit, Founder and Managing Director, Nubesol, India
Suraj Dixit Founder and Managing Director
Nubesol
India
Dr. P D Sreekanth, Senior Scientist, Information Communication and Management (ICM) Division, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), India
Dr. P D Sreekanth Senior Scientist
Information Communication and Management (ICM) Division, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM)
India
Dr.Sultan Hasan AlSultan, Member of Shoura Council (Saudi Parliament), University Space Engineering Consortium UNISEC-Saudi Arabia Coordinator,
Dr.Sultan Hasan AlSultan Member of Shoura Council (Saudi Parliament)
University Space Engineering Consortium UNISEC-Saudi Arabia Coordinator
Dr.  Saravanan Raj, Director (Agricultural Extension),  National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), India
Dr. Saravanan Raj Director (Agricultural Extension)
National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE)
India
Ad Bastiaansen, Chairman, Waterwatch Foundation, The Netherlands
Ad Bastiaansen Chairman
Waterwatch Foundation
The Netherlands
Ankit Mehta, CEO, ideaForge, India
Ankit Mehta CEO
ideaForge
India
Kapil Nikose, Mechanical Equipment Manager, DuPont Pioneer Asia Pacific Region, India
Kapil Nikose Mechanical Equipment Manager
DuPont Pioneer Asia Pacific Region
India
Dr.M.B.Patil, Professor [Plant Pathology] and Extension Leader  Agricultural Extension Education Centre  ,  University of Agricultural Sciences Raichur, India
Dr.M.B.Patil Professor [Plant Pathology] and Extension Leader Agricultural Extension Education Centre
University of Agricultural Sciences Raichur
India

Proposed Program Outline

Day 1: 24 January 2017

0900-1000 hrs

Keynote Session

1000-1100 hrs

Session 1: Panel Discussion- Building Climate Smart, Sustainable & Intensive Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond

1100-1230 hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition

1230-1400 hrs

Networking Lunch

1400-1530 hrs

Session 2: GEO-ICT: Emerging technologies for value addition and risk mitigation, Global Challenges and Opportunities

1630-1800 hrs

Session 3: Water resource planning and management, irrigation, Soil, drainage and water usage

Day 2: 25 January 2017

0900-1020 hrs

Session 1: The Food and Agriculture Dilemma: Can GEO-ICT Make a Difference?

1020-1100 hrs

Panel Discussion : GEO-ICT in Agriculture-Unlocking Knowledge capital of the farmers

1100-1230 hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition

1230-1400 hrs

Networking Lunch

1330-1430 hrs

Session 2: Precision Agriculture- Tomorrow's Technology for Today's Farmer

1430-1500 hrs

Panel Discussion: Precision Agriculture for the smallholder farmer and producer

1500-1600 hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Today's agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th-century farmers might barely recognize. Over the past 20 years the ICT, Geospatial Technologies- GPS, GIS, Remote sensing, Drones, Satellite Imageries, electronic sensors and other new tools have moved farming even further into a technological wonderland. Droughts, floods, and erratic weather conditions pose a major threat to food security. Moving forward, proper planning, development, and management of the existing agriculture lands and the farm holder's production practices will secure food supply on a regional and global scale.

The ultimate purpose of all this high-tech gadgetry is optimization, from both an economic and an environmental standpoint. The development of flying robots gives rise to the possibility that most field-crop scouting currently done by humans could be replaced by UAVs with machine vision and hand-like grippers.

Accurate and near real-time information can also enable crop insurance companies to develop better products that are more useful to farmers. Currently, the key challenge is integration of all these five technologies- Biotechnology, Geospatial Technology, ICT, Automation/mechanization and precision analytics etc. In coming days, the grand integration of all these technologies is possible and leads to evergreen "Green Innovation" i.e. "Smart Agriculture".

Understanding the value of ICT and geospatial technology in enhanced decision making, effectively managing resources and assets, enhancing the efficiency of workflows, and improving the accessibility of information, Geospatial Media and Communications brings together a mix of researchers, policy makers, industry, and practitioners from various regions of the world, as a premier scientific conference on smart agriculture which is being organized on 24-25 January, 2017 in Hyderabad, India with the theme: "GeoAgri-Navigating the change" which aims to explore new frontiers of agricultural computerization. There will be showed national and international case studies, in order to allow operators and stakeholders to know the recent progresses on precision & other latest farming technologies. Advantages, challenges and future development perspectives will be highlighted.

Themes:

The major themes of GeoAgri include but are not limited to:

  • User-centric adoption of sustainable farming operation involving ICT and geospatial
  • Information Technology and Agriculture: Global Challenges and Opportunities
  • Building Climate Smart, Sustainable & Intensive Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond
  • Weather information representation, analysis and application for agriculture
  • Water resource planning and management, irrigation, drainage and water usage
  • Precision Apiculture
  • Doubling the 'real' income of farmers in India by 2022
  • GIS in government agricultural policy making and decision support
  • Farm Management Information System (FMIS)
  • Agriculture meets Future Internet (AgriFI)
  • Smart Good Agricultural Practices (S-GAP)
  • ICT in large and small dairy systems (DairyICT)

Special Focus:

  • Investment opportunities in clean and green agricultural technology
  • Agricultural finance services for small holder farmers
  • Enhancing Agri research support to large scale investment programs
  • Convergence of technologies to increase productivity of agriculture
  • Establishing successful research collaborations, Public-Private Partnerships
  • Agricultural transformation and mechanisation trends
  • Current challenges related to women and youth engagement in Agribusiness

Target participants:

  • Experts and/or policy-makers from government institutions across sectors (e.g. ministries of agriculture, forestry, environment, Irrigation, rural development, finance and planning)
  • Various concerned departments and institutions
  • United Nations agencies and other international organizations
  • Financial & Microfinance institutions
  • Insurers
  • Technology and solution/service providers
  • Community and farmers' organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Universities, Agribusiness Management Institutions and Research organizations

Wide geographic representation and the participation of women will be encouraged.

For Sponsorship opportunities/Exhibition/Participation/Speaking please contact:

Kunal Tiwari
Senior Industry Manager – Agriculture
Geospatial Media and Communications
Email: kunal@geospatialmedia.net
Tel: +91 8800303217
Skype-kunal.tiwari2

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