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Leveraging the ‘G’ potential in agriculture

Hyderabad: The session on ‘Leveraging G potential in Agriculture’ was held on the second day of the India Geospatial Forum 2014. Joseph Plappallil, CMD from Agriculture Insurance Company talked about the benefits of using GIS for Crop Insurance.

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Chris Gibson, Vice President, Executive Committee Member, Trimble, USA discussed how Trimble solutions are helping in transforming agriculture with respect to planning, growing and harvesting.

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Dr. Chandrashekhar Biradar, Head – Geoinformatics, ICARDA highlighted various aspects of agro – geoinformatics for nourishing drylands. He laid focus on the shift in paradigm from landscape to farmscape for a better livelihood.

Dr. Kaushalya Ramachandran, Principal Scientist and ICAR National Fellow at Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture highlighted the importance of measuring climate change impact on rainfed agriculture. “The major objective is to define sustainable agriculture and finding measures to attain sustainability,” she said.

Dr. Bijendra Pateriya, Director, Punjab Remote Sensing Centre elaborated on the importance of using GIS in agriculture sector to transfer traditional farming practices to knowledge based practices. He also discussed about the various issues and challenges in agriculture industry.

Dr. G P Obi Reddy, Sr. Scientist and Incharge – GIS Section, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning gave a detailed overview of harnessing the potential of geospatial technologies for sustainable natural resource management and food security. He emphasised that it was mandatory to generate and collect information on soil, land and allied resources of the country to promote scientific and optimum land use in collaboration with other State and Central organisations. Prasenjit Gupta, Practice Head, GNSS Solutions, Stesalit explained how IT practices can be used for agriculture lifecycle management.

Source: Our Correspondent