Aug
30

The Promise of AgriTech: Food for 1.32 billion and beyond

Created by Community Moderator on Aug 11, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Kstart Respace, Bengaluru

Starts at 9:00 AM · Ends at 6:00 PM, IST (Asia/Calcutta)

  • Community Moderator
  • Venk Sitaraman
  • Anshul Kothari
  • Asin Bhalerao
  • Pankaj Raina
  • Prashant Jhingran
  • prasad p

Since the ‘Green Revolution’ period, Indian agriculture has come a long way in the recent decades. Nearly 56% of the Indian population depends on agriculture for their livelihood, but poverty and malnutrition continue to affect millions of Indians. Fragmented land holdings, low yield per unit crop, scarcity of credit, increasing food demand, inadequate facilities for transportation and storage, malpractices in unorganised agri-markets are some of the many afflictions which saddle the Indian agriculture sector.

 

Gross value added by agriculture and allied industries in FY18 stood at $275B. Technology based applications in agriculture is expected to have an economic impact of ~ $50B annually by 2025. With over 350+ Agritech startups leading the way across different models like market linkage, precision farming, agri-fintech platforms, farming-as-a-service, post-harvest technologies; the fortunes of smallholder Indian farmers could improve significantly.

 

Whether you are an AgriTech entrepreneur or a professional in this space, 'The Promise of AgriTech: Food for 1.32 billion and beyond..' is an event to look forward to.

 

PROGRAM

9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Welcome Note

Vani Kola

The Agriculture of India's Tomorrow

TBD

 

Winds of Change: Mega Trends in India Agriculture

TBD

 

Policies impacting the Future of Indian Agriculture

Prof. M. Moni

 

Corporate Initiatives fuelling Indian AgriTech

Sanjay Sacheti, Nitin Puri, Sagar Kaushik, Lalitha Indrakanti

 

Tales of Scale: Lessons from Agripreneurs

Shardul Sheth, Krishna Kumar & Taranjeet Singh

 

Transforming Agriculture with AI & Blockchain

Sriram Raghavan

 

Investors' Take: Keep the $$ Flowing

Mark Kahn, Ritu Verma, Hemendra Mathur, Vani Kola

 

Innovation Showcase

Experience cutting edge technolgoies in agriculture

 

Mentorship Networking, Weather Workshop & Pitch Session

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Kstart Respace, Bengaluru