International Conference of IT in Agriculture
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Organising Committee

Prof. Moni

ICFA Working Group on ICT

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have played an important role in facilitating access to timely and accurate information for an improved agricultural production. Among the many IT tools that have found place in agriculture world wide mobile phones have been the most powerful. At present, 6.8 billion mobile connections have been established for a 7 billion world population. By using mobile phone technology, there have been diverse types of innovations taking place in the agriculture sector, which include commodity and stock market price information and analysis, meteorological data collection, advisory services to farmers for agricultural extension, early warning systems for disaster prevention and control, financial services, traceability of agricultural products, agricultural statistical data gathering, etc.

Considered as the next generation of extension services and IT based business apps, IT can play a transformative role in agriculture. The stream of agri startups, offering disruptive technologies and business models is providing the missing links in food and agriculture value chain. India itself has experienced many IT based startups that have bolstered the agriculture system of the country. The next phase of IT application in agriculture promising to transform the way we have been doing agriculture so far. Digital Farming is gaining momentum globally and it is set to make agriculture fully automated. International Conference on IT in Agriculture organized by ICFA thus becomes a significant step towards bringing together all the stakeholders on a single platform to discuss and evolve steps for expanding IT applications in agriculture towards digital farming and agri automation.


The Conference aims at achieving the following specific objectives:

  • To exchange ideas on solutions to the key challenges facing the widespread use of IT in agriculture
  • To review cutting-edge research and the latest technological developments happening globally and replicating the same in India
  • To discuss the problems faced by farmers in India and globally, the issue of access and equity in technologies, policy and the challenges
  • To provide platform for exploring opportunities for business and investments, technical and marketing collaborations and partnerships towards digital agriculture
  • To discuss the policy, technology, and investments perspectives on national and global level towards accelerating the application of IT tools in farming and agri value chain

26 October 2018 | IARI Fair Ground, New Delhi

= 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Inaugural cum Plenary Session (Recommendation of DFI- 2022 Report - Digital Technology in Agriculture)
= 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Digital Technology in Agriculture-Opportunities and Challenges
= 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tea Break
= 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Smart Farming Systems and IT enabled Agri Value Chain
= 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Digital Technology: Big Data, IoT, Blockchain & AI, Cloud Computing
= 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Integrated Farm Health Management System- Eco- Health/ One Health
= 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Concluding and Valedictory
= 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm