eAgriculture India

  • eAgriculture India 2008 Conference Agenda

    DAY 1, 29 JULY 2008
    09.00 am – 11.30 am Session 1 GRAND eINDIA Inaugural Plenary
    11.30 am – 12.30 pm Exhibition Inauguration
    01.00 pm – 02.00 pm Networking Lunch
    02.00 pm – 03.30 pm Special Session on Internet Governance/ Networking and Interactions with Poster Presenters and Exhibitors
    04.00 pm – 05.30 pm Session 2: Climate Change: Knowledge Pathways and Partnerships for Climate Change Adaptation Efforts in Agriculture Panelists

    • Namrata Bali, Director, Sewa Academy, SEWA, Gujarat, India (Grassroots Perspectives in Climate Change)
    • Sanjay Tomar, Fellow, Center for Global Environment Research, TERI, New Delhi, India (TERI’s Approach to Climate Change)
    • Srinivas Garudachar, Grameen Intel JV, India (Private Sector Perspectives in Climate Change)
    • Frans Neuman, Executive Secretary, Mountain Forum, Kathmandu, Nepal (Himalayan Ecosystem and Knowledge Needs of Adaptation)
    • Naimur Rahman, Director, One World South Asia, New Delhi, India (GKP Perspective, with an Aim to Develop a Roadmap on ICTs and Climate Change)
    DAY II 30 July 2008
    08.00 am – 09.00 am Registration and Networking Breakfast for Registered Delegates
    09.00 am -11.00 am Session 3: Policy Dimension: Initiatives in e-Agriculture Panelists

    • M Moni, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Informatics), National Informatics Centre, New Delhi
    • Dimple Verma, Director (IT), Department of Agriculture and Co-operation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India


    11.00 am – 11.30 am Tea & Coffee Break
    11.30 am – 01.00 pm Session 4: Best Practices in e-Agriculture Chairperson: Dr T P Trivedi, Project Director, Agriculture Research Information System, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India


    Speakers

    • Dr A K Choubey, Senior Technical Director, National Informatics Centre, New Delhi, India
    • Dr. Sapna A Narula, Asst Professor, College of Agribusiness Management, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
    • Dr. I Muthuvel, Asst Profesor (Horticulture), Department of Extension Education, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    • Dr. Sadachari Singh Tomar, Principal Scientist, Division of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
    01.00 pm – 02.00 pm Networking Lunch
    02.00 pm – 03.30 pm Session 5: Panel Discussion on Making e-Agriculture Work through Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Asia Moderator: Michael Riggs, Information Management Specialist, FAO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
    Panelists

    • Amit Dasgupta, General Manager, IBM Global Services India, India
    • Manish Pandey, Deputy General Manager, Katalyst, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • Naimur Rahman, Director, OneWorld South Asia, New Delhi, India
    • Dr N T Yaduraju, National Coordinator (NAIP), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India
    03.30 pm – 04.00 pm Tea & Coffee Break
    04.00 pm – 06.00 pm Session 6: Role of ICT in Livestock and Fishery Sector Speakers

    • Sajjad Akhtar, Principal Systems Analyst (FISHNET), National Informatics Centre, New Delhi, India
    • Dr. M Murugan, Department of Poultry Science, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    • Dr F R Sheriff, Professor and Head, Department of Poultry Science, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, India
    DAY III 31 July 2008
    08.00 am – 09.00 am Registration and Networking Breakfast for Registered Delegates
    09.00 am -11.00 am Session 7: Role of Communities of Practice (CoP) and Networks in e-Agriculture Making Knowledge Truly Accessible to all Chairperson: Ms Shalini Kala, Programme Coordinator, ENRAP, IDRC South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi, India
    Speakers

    • Dr Gopi Ghosh, Assistant Country Representative, Food and Agriculture Organisation, New Delhi, India 
    • Dr Alexander Flor, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Information and Communication Studies, University of the Philippines Open University, Philippines
    • Michael Riggs, Coordinator, e-Agriculture.org and FAO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Rikin Gandhi, Founder Digital Green and Asst Researcher, Microsoft
    11.00 am – 11.30 pm Tea & Coffee Break
    11.30 am – 01.00 pm Session 8: Agricultural Price Discovery Mechanism and Supply Chain Management: Role of ICTs Chairperson: Rakesh Garg, Executive Director, Food Corporation of India, New Delhi, India
    Speakers

    • Dr. T N Balamohan, Professor & Head (Fruits), Horticultural College & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    • Dr. K S. Siva Subramanian, Assistant Vice President (Agriculture and Natural Resources), RMSI Private Limited, NCR Region, India
    01.00 pm -02.00 pm Networking Lunch
    02.00 pm – 03.30 pm Session 9: Financial Inclusion Chairperson: S Samant, Member(Development), Postal Services Board, New Delhi, India

    Co-Chairperson: Salim Haque, Deputy Director General (Rural Business), Department of Posts, Government of India, New Delhi, India
    Speakers

    • K K Gupta, General Manager, NABARD, New Delhi, India
    • Vibhu Arya, Manager, Citi Microfinance, CitiBank N A, NCR Region, India
    • I S Shenbagaraman, Project Co-ordinator, Hand-in-Hand Micro Finance Limited, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    • Dinkar Joshi, Asst Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Advisory Government, YES Bank, NCR Region, India
    03.30 pm – 04.00 pm Tea & Coffee break
    04.00 pm – 06.00 pm Valedictory Session

 

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