Agriculture is clearly the backbone of Indian economy and an evergreen sector employing nearly half of the nation’s workforce. The agricultural output of our country has contributed 13.7% of the total GDP in 2013. Farm productivity however has been on the decline with urban immigration happening on the full swing. Without interventions in the processes using technology, Agriculture would further lose its lustre. Agriculture has a huge potential to drive our nation’s economy, yet there remain several improvements using technology that have not been completely explored.
Factoring in the expected population of 1.4bn in the next 10 years, there is a huge challenge ahead in achieving a higher production. Addressing this gap, a number of innovative ventures are bringing in agricultural revolution in the country. Companies are working on scientific farming, for example Hosachiguru, providing farm equipments` like Kamal Kisan, delivering produce at doorsteps like Akshaya Home Farms, to name a few.
We are happy to partner with Vodafone Developer Program to deep dive into one of the key growth drivers of India. The meet up will focus on:
- Identifying new strategies for Agriculture innovation & emerging Agriculture solutions
- Fostering collaboration opportunities among various stakeholders in the Agriculture ecosystem
This event is part of Vodafone Developer Program’s “Innovation through Collaboration” series where various stakeholders from the industry discuss various problems facing the sector and its potential solutions. This is the third event after Education & Healthcare held earlier this year. We will bring together experts from the Agriculture space (leading entrepreneurs, solution providers, Agriculture Innovation experts from Vodafone, mobile developers, investors, policy makers, NGOs working at grassroots level, and analysts and media) to share knowledge and experiences that will help create a stronger support system for collaboration and growth.
When: Friday, March 14, 2014 – 4-7pm
Where: Ginserv, Behind Leela Palace, Kodihalli, Old Airport Road, Bangalore
4:00pm – Introductory note on Agriculture landscape by Vodafone Team
4:10pm – Keynote Speaker – Vinay Kumar, Chief Operating Officer, Digital Green
4:30pm – Panel: Technology and innovation for addressing challenges in Agriculture
- Vinay Kumar, Chief Operating Officer, Digital Green
- Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, CEO, ekgaon
- Reihem Roy, Vice President, Omnivore Partners
- Dr.Narayana Reddy, Govt of Karnataka
- Pratapa Bernard, Director & Head – Vodafone Solutions at Vodafone Group ( Moderator )
6:30pm – Closing Remarks by Vodafone Developer Group and YourStory
6:45pm onwards – Networking over Coffee/Tea
Join us on March 14, 2014, to discover the opportunities for innovative collaboration and convergence in Agriculture space.