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Theme: - a new wave of farming
Geospatial technologies, encompassing other varied integrated technologies in its gamut, have evolved radically in agriculture; extending its arms not only to some routine applications and practices but also in policy making and governance. Geospatial technologies coupled with information technologies are leading their way to a sustainable agricultural industrialisation. This union of technologies acts as a strong pillar in contributing to the world’s economy by empowering agriculture industry to make better decisions, based on smart and intelligent geographic information. Owing to growing demand in agriculture production and to match pace with upcoming new challenges and prospects, it becomes inevitable to create connected, collaborated and embedded geospatial solutions for Agriculture. Our daylong session under the theme - a new wave of farming will discuss the enormous computational power which can be used in agricultural system in a very inexpensive and abundant form. The said power can help infuse geospatial intelligence into agriculture systems and processes that make the whole agriculture practice smart and envision a new wave of farming.

  • To understand current geospatial domain’s path and bring awareness to the agricultural stakeholders on global platform.
  • To bring forward the latest and state-of-the-art IT & Geospatial technologies working for the agriculture sector.
  • To strengthen and connect geospatial communities all over the world with the strategies taken to cater global challenges.
  • To exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge and skills pertaining to the domain and provide an explicit platform for networking opportunities.
  • Exchange of skills and knowledge on new forms of applications and technology by sharing latest success stories and challenges.
  • Bring together decision makers to discuss and deliberate the sustainable contribution of geospatial intelligence.

Technical Agenda

The daylong session will highlight the following points:
  • Integration of IT & Geospatial technology.
  • Automated farming processes using satellites, sensor technology and advanced precision farming techniques.
  • Challenges aka over-farming, seasonal limitations (dependency on one season of farming) and adverse climatic condition.
  • Climate Smart Agriculture for adaptation, mitigation and development.
  • Learning’s/Take away from early adopters.
Target Audience:
  • Ministries of Agriculture from different countries.
  • Agricultural Research Agencies
  • Multilateral Agencies.
  • Industry Players & Users.
  • Agricultural Associations.
  • Agricultural Universities & Colleges.
Chair and Moderator:
Mark Noort
Editor - Agriculture
Geospatial Media and Communications
The Netherlands

Biography | Presentation

Keynote Speakers
Foster K. Mensah
Executive Director
Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services (CERSGIS)
University of Ghana

Biography | Abstract | Presentation
Daniel Kull
Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist
World Bank

Biography | Abstract | Presentation

Session Time: 0900 - 1100 hrs, Session 1

Tim East
Manager Enterprise Accounts
Trimble Navigation

Biography | Abstract | Presentation
Raymond De Lai
Centre Manager
Herbert Resource Information Centre

Biography | Abstract | Presentation
Antonio Tabasco
Remote Sensing Applications and Services Division Manager

Biography | Abstract | Presentation
Michel Deshayes
Scientific and Technical Officer - GEOGLAM Programme
GEO Secretariat, Geneve

Biography | Abstract | Presentation

1100 - 1230 hrs: Networking Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition

1230 - 1330 hrs: Lunch

Session Time: 1330 - 1500 hrs, Session 2
Tamme van der Wal
AeroVision B.V.
The Netherlands

Biography | Abstract
Dr. Ephrem Gebremariam
Assistant Professor
School of Earth Sciences, Addis Ababa University

Biography | Presentation
Fabio Slaviero
Business Developer

Biography | Abstract | Presentation
Dr.Matthias Trapp
Head of Department for Environmental Systems
RLP AgroScience GmbH, Institute for AgroEcology

Biography | Abstract | Presentation
Olivier Küng
Dr. Jens Knodel
Smart Farming Project Manager
Fraunhofer IESE

Biography | AbstractPresentation

1500 - 1600 hrs: Networking Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition

Session Time: 1600 - 1730 hrs, Session 3

Emmanuel de Maistre
Co-Founder & CEO

Dr. Joachim Herbold
Senior Underwriter - Agro
Munich Re

Biography | Abstract | Presentation
Xiaoyuan Geng
Head Scientist

Biography | Abstract | Presentation
Gary Holmes
Business Development Manager
DMC International Imaging Ltd.
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