India is one of the major players in the agriculture sector worldwide and is the primary livelihood source for over 58% of India’s population. India has the second-largest agricultural land in the world and feeds India’s population of 1.4 billion. Historically, India has been the exporter of agricultural produce, and even today, for a few commodities like rice, sugar and spices remains one of the top exporters. However, the country’s agriculture sector has immense untapped potential. There is a need to focus on building robust value chains for agricultural commodities with the help of technology. A critical component of successful interventions up and down the value chains would be inclusive of farmers, communities, governments, financiers, and businesses. Cross-sectoral collaboration to develop need-based and regionally differentiated technology is urgently needed to deliver customised solutions to the farming sector of India.
Deshpande Foundation in collaboration with NABARD will bring together the key stakeholders in the agri-chain, along with some of the leading practitioners in India’s agricultural landscape. It will also explore how partnership can unlock sustainable systems in agriculture and map strategies to enhance the growth and development of the agriculture sector of the country’s economy.
Join us for this event in Bengaluru as experts from different fields share their thoughts on innovation, technology and best practices in the field of agriculture. The event also provides upcoming agricultural start-ups an opportunity to showcase their business and network with various venture capitalists, CSR managers of different corporates, mentors, etc.
Former Chairman, NABARD
Co-founder, Deshpande Foundation
Welcome Address by Gururaj Desh Deshpande
Context Setting by Dr GR Chintala
Address of the Chief Guest
Impact of Technology in Agriculture Production, Processing and Distribution
Tech as an Enabler in creating Value Chains and Market Connect
Networking + Lunch + Start up Showcases