Around two-thirds of India’s population is in rural areas and a large proportion of this population lives in poverty. There is an urgent need to improve the economic conditions of rural households to ensure that the country’s growth is equitable.
At agri charcha, let’s kickstart conversations on innovations that put these rural households at the center and extend the reach of technology to improve profitability of farms, increase livelihood opportunities in rural India, and script a future where no Indian is left behind.
Launch of The Cisco Agri Challenge. Address by Principal Scientific Advisor, Cisco & The/Nudge leadership team, Video messages by Partners.
Inspirational talk about the need for innovation that reaches a large segment of rural populations and improves their lives.
Build a strong understanding of the challenges faced by rural households and the opportunities to bring improvements to the farm productivity as well as look at other agrarian livelihoods for the rural households.
Presentation on role of NRLM and experience of working with women farmers
Present a balanced viewpoint of the regulatory environment affecting rural households, from the perspective of various players like Govt., Foundations, Large corporates, Farmers, Researchers etc.
Conversation on open spaces for Innovation to ideators/innovators looking to solve the challenges of farmers. Includes a showcase of selected tech innovations disrupting/promising to disrupt the agriculture space. Includes presentation of ThinkAg report.
Open house for Q&A and interaction with Cisco Agri Challenge team and other partners
Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce & Information Technology Departments
Government of Telangana