GeoAgri-Navigating the change

The New Frontier of the Geospatial Information in Agriculture

Speakers

Keynote Session24 Jan 2017 0900 - 1000 hrs
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 Ajit Maru, Senior Knowledge Officer, Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Secretariat, DDNG, FAO, Italy
KeynoteDr Ajit Maru Senior Knowledge Officer
Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Secretariat, DDNG, FAO
Italy
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
Panel Discussion- Building Climate Smart, Sustainable & Intensive Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond24 Jan 2017 1000 - 1100 hrs
Manoj Rawat, Head-Agribusiness, RBL Bank, India
Manoj Rawat Head-Agribusiness
RBL Bank
India
Dr. Shibendu S Ray, Director, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, India
Dr. Shibendu S Ray Director
Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre
India
SARANG VAIDYA, Co-Founder, Fresh Produce Value Creation Services (Go4Fresh), India
SARANG VAIDYA Co-Founder
Fresh Produce Value Creation Services (Go4Fresh)
India
Nalin Rawal, Chief Agribusiness, Skymet, India
Nalin Rawal Chief Agribusiness
Skymet
India
Traore, Pierre C. Sibiry, Director, R&D (Digital Agriculture), MANOBI, Dakar, Senegal
Traore, Pierre C. Sibiry Director, R&D (Digital Agriculture)
MANOBI, Dakar
Senegal
Session 2: GEO-ICT: Emerging technologies for value addition and risk mitigation, Global Challenges and Opportunities24 Jan 2017 1400 - 1530 hrs
ChairDr Ajit Maru, Senior Knowledge Officer, Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Secretariat, DDNG, FAO, Italy
ChairDr Ajit Maru Senior Knowledge Officer
Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Secretariat, DDNG, FAO
Italy
DR. MEETA PUNJABI, Managing Director, Creative AgriSolutions, India
DR. MEETA PUNJABI Managing Director
Creative AgriSolutions
India
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
Dr. Simon Grocott, Deputy Director, Missions, Space Flight Laboratory, Canada
Dr. Simon Grocott Deputy Director, Missions
Space Flight Laboratory
Canada
Rakesh Kumar Kadian, Head-Business Development-Agriculture - SAARC, Trimble Inc., INDIA
Rakesh Kumar Kadian Head-Business Development-Agriculture - SAARC
Trimble Inc.
INDIA
RUUD GRIM, Senior Advisor, Netherlands Space Office, The Netherlands
RUUD GRIM Senior Advisor
Netherlands Space Office
The Netherlands
Dr. G. Dileep Kumar, Global Program Leader, Iowa State University, US
Dr. G. Dileep Kumar Global Program Leader
Iowa State University
US
Dr. Venkat Maroju, CEO, SourceTrace Systems, US
Dr. Venkat Maroju CEO
SourceTrace Systems
US
Nalin Rawal, Chief Agribusiness, Skymet, India
Nalin Rawal Chief Agribusiness
Skymet
India
Session 3: Water resource planning and management, irrigation, Soil, drainage and water usage 24 Jan 2017 1630 - 1800 hrs
chair & talkDr.Devika Madalli, Professor of the Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, India
chair & talkDr.Devika Madalli Professor of the Documentation Research and Training Centre
Indian Statistical Institute
India
Ad Bastiaansen, Chairman, Waterwatch Foundation, The Netherlands
Ad Bastiaansen Chairman
Waterwatch Foundation
The Netherlands
DR. S. JYOTHI, Professor, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women''s University), India
DR. S. JYOTHI Professor
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women''s University)
India
Kapil Nikose, Mechanical Equipment Manager, DuPont Pioneer Asia Pacific Region, India
Kapil Nikose Mechanical Equipment Manager
DuPont Pioneer Asia Pacific Region
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
Anand Babu, Founder, Jayalaxmi agrotech Pvt Ltd, India
Anand Babu Founder
Jayalaxmi agrotech Pvt Ltd
India
Session 1: The Food and Agriculture Dilemma: Can GEO-ICT Make a Difference?25 Jan 2017 0900 - 1000 hrs
Keynote & ChairDr. SP Wani, Director, ICRISAT Development Centre, ICRISAT
Keynote & ChairDr. SP Wani Director
ICRISAT Development Centre
ICRISAT
KeynoteDr. Suchith Anand, Founder, Geoforall, UK
KeynoteDr. Suchith Anand Founder
Geoforall
UK
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)
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
Rajesh Paul, Director and Co-Owner, Excel Geomatics, India
Rajesh Paul Director and Co-Owner
Excel Geomatics
India
Vijay Rasquinha, CTO & Director, Mahiti Infotech, India
Vijay Rasquinha CTO & Director
Mahiti Infotech
India
Panel Discussion : GEO-ICT in Agriculture-Unlocking Knowledge capital of the farmers25 Jan 2017 1000 - 1100 hrs
Dr. Kaushalya Ramachandran, Principal Scientist (Geography), CRIDA, India
Dr. Kaushalya Ramachandran Principal Scientist (Geography)
CRIDA
India
Walter Mayer, CEO, PROGIS, Austria
Walter Mayer CEO
PROGIS
Austria
Suraj Dixit, Founder and Managing Director, Nubesol, India
Suraj Dixit Founder and Managing Director
Nubesol
India
Joseph John, Trade and Investment Advisor,  British High Commission, UK
Joseph John Trade and Investment Advisor
British High Commission
UK
GODAN Workshop-''HARNESSING IMPACT WITH OPEN DATA IN AGRICULTURE: Taking farming to the next level"25 Jan 2017 1330 - 1430 hrs
Andre Laperriere, Executive Director, Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition,  (GODAN) UK
Andre Laperriere Executive Director
Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition
(GODAN) UK
Walter Mayer, CEO, PROGIS, Austria
Walter Mayer CEO
PROGIS
Austria
Dr Ajit Maru, Senior Knowledge Officer, Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Secretariat, DDNG, FAO, Italy
Dr Ajit Maru Senior Knowledge Officer
Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Secretariat, DDNG, FAO
Italy
Session 2: Precision Agriculture- Tomorrow's Technology for Today's Farmer25 Jan 2017 1430 - 1530 hrs
ModeratorDR SHAHNAWAZ, Director - S&SE Asia, UNIGIS International, Austria 
ModeratorDR SHAHNAWAZ Director - S&SE Asia
UNIGIS International
Austria 
Kunal Tiwari, Senior Industry Manager-Agriculture, Geospatial Media and Communications, India
Kunal Tiwari Senior Industry Manager-Agriculture
Geospatial Media and Communications
India
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
Ankit Mehta, CEO, ideaForge, India
Ankit Mehta CEO
ideaForge
India
Subhasis Kesh, Founder/CEO, Globe Geosolution Private Limited, India
Subhasis Kesh Founder/CEO
Globe Geosolution Private Limited
India
BALAJI NAGARAJAN, Chief Executive Officer, Geokno, India
BALAJI NAGARAJAN Chief Executive Officer
Geokno
India
Taranjeet Singh, Founder, AGNEXT, India
Taranjeet Singh Founder
AGNEXT
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

0900-1000 hrs

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

1000-1100 hrs

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

1100-1230 hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition

1230-1330 hrs

Networking Lunch

1330-1430 hrs

GODAN Workshop-''HARNESSING IMPACT WITH OPEN DATA IN AGRICULTURE: Taking farming to the next level"

1430-1530 hrs

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

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

Industry Partner
Supporting Organizations
Agriculture Extension Network Partner