Smart Agriculture for India

Smart Agriculture for India:

From Poverty to Prosperity for Small & Marginal Farmers

Saturday 4 June 2022 

 CET 14.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs (IST  17.30-20.30 hrs)

Venue: Van der Valk A4, A4 3, 2132 MA Hoofddorp, NL

Registration link: 

The Agriculture Census for 2015-16 placed the total “Operational Holdings” in India at 146.45
million. Most land holdings in India, 86% are small (1-2 hectors) and marginal (less than 1 hectare). Ironically
in many cases their households’ incomes are already below what they spend on consumption
expenditure. Therefore, before offering any possible solution it is important to look at these farmers as the
central point. Additionally, we must see the complete picture from Seed, Soil, Weather, Technology, Smart
tools, Finance and Market etc.

Globally, several smart tools (digital technologies) have been making their ways for productive and profitable
agriculture. India has one of the highest penetrations of smart phone and internet, making it suitable to
explore this opportunity. Thus, this timely seminar (hybrid event) on Smart Agriculture for India will try to find
out “how smart technologies can transform the Indian agriculture sector, especially for the marginal and small
farmers?” Some of the potential Smart technologies on the horizon are Agricultural drones, Satellite
photography and sensors, IoT based sensor networks, weather forecasting, AI-Artificial intelligence, Livestock
Genetics, Blockchain, Financial Inclusion, etc. With suitable implementation strategy, it is anticipated that
Smart Agriculture has potential to improve the farmers income, reduce losses, and create financial inclusion.

Programme, speakers and Moderators:

Time Program
13.30-14.00 Registration/ Meet & Greet
14.00-14.02 Specific instructions by Dr. Yamini J. Singh, Secretary General FCCI
14.02-14.07 Welcome by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President, FCCI.
14.07-14.10 Introducing FCCI, Dr. Pramod Agrawal, Vice President, FCCI.
14.10-14.20 Opening remarks by H.E. Mrs. Reenat Sandhu, Indian Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
14.20-14.35 Theme presentation “Smart Agriculture for India: From Poverty to Prosperity for Small & Marginal Farmers”, Dr. Ajay Sharma, FCCI trustee, NL
14.35-14.50 Presentation on “Opportunities for Indo-Dutch co-operation in Smart Agriculture”, Mr. Frederik Vossenaar, Directorate-General Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality, Den Haag, NL
14.50-15.05 Presentation on “Smart Agriculture Strategy – Learnings from WUR”, Mr. Kalyan Chakravarthy Guntuboyina, Account Manager - Asia, at Wageningen University & Research (WUR), NL.
15.05-15.20 Presentation on “Role of Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) for technology implementation in India”, Prof. Dr. Ramandeep Singh, Director, School of Business Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, India.
15.25-16.25 Open panel discussion and Q&A session (facilitated by the moderators Ms. Satarupa Bose Roy, & Mr. Harjit Sandhu, FCCI), The panellists are,
• Speakers, and
• Dr. Shital Dixit, Director Business Development Asia at KeyGene NV/ WUR, NL
• Mr. Thierry Tartarin, PhD candidate on Drones for Circular Economy, Delft University, NL
16.25-16.30 Closing remarks & vote of thanks by Mr. Ram Lakhina (President-Emeritus FCCI)
16.30-17.30 Networking / Refreshments

Seminar Reporter: Ms. Satarupa Bose Roy, Director of Publication FCCI.








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