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10-22-2014, 03:38 PM
Invitation to attend AgriCon 2014: Conference on Farm Mechanization & Post Harvest Technologies, 19th December 2014: Hotel Hilton, Chennai

pleasure in informing that the Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Center of CII is organizing the third edition of AgriCon 2014: Conference on Farm Mechanization & Post Harvest Technologies on 19th December 2014 at Hotel Hilton, Chennai.

In the context of increasing commercialization of agriculture, farm mechanization has been helpful to bring about a significant improvement in agricultural productivity. The factors that justify the strengthening of farm mechanization in the country can be numerous. The present trend in agricultural mechanization is for high capacity machines through custom hiring and for contractual field operations. The pace of farm mechanization in the country accelerated with the manufacture of agricultural equipment by the local industries. However, mechanization of horticulture, plantation crops and commercial agriculture is yet to be introduced in the country. In future this calls for developing appropriate technologies for mechanization.

The conference attempts to support this growth and understand the trends in farm mechanization and post harvest management. The conference aims to focus on key growth parameters like technology innovation, new products, new markets, next-generation technology, & implications for allied industries.

The conference aims to cover the key areas in the following sessions:

Session I Water and Soil Management
Water harvesting technology / Water recycling / Pumping systems / Irrigation Management tools / Land moving machineries / Integrated watershed management / Tillage and seeding tools & equipments / Fertigation

Session II: Emerging Technologies in Mechanized Agriculture
Farm mechanization and management / Farm implements and machineries / Advancements and trends in tractor systems / Energy management / Ergonomics and safety / Efficient driveline solutions for harvesting & Spraying systems / Renewable energy Source

Session III: Structure and Control Environment Technology
Role of Remote Sensing and GIS on Agriculture / Sustainable Irrigation Water Management using RS and GIS tools / Precision Farming Indian Context / Advanced conservation practices / Environmental engineering / Natural hazard mitigation / Statistics in hydrology and meteorology

Session IV: Postharvest Technology
Modern Storage systems / Cold Chain / Material Handling Equipment / Nutrition management Food process engineering and equipment / Processing and utilization of by-products/ residues

Session V: Smart Farming
Controlled Environment Aeroponic System / Smart technology in plant production / Role of ICT in Agriculture/ / Innovations with practical relevance in spray technology/ Modern fertilizer spreaders

Around 150 senior management personnel representing Industry leaders & senior executives of leading manufacturers of agriculture machinery companies, ICT Companies, agro based companies, agricultural universities, central universities and labs, fresh produce exporters; progressive farmers ; retail chains and government agencies are expected to attend this conference.

I am writing you to invite you to participate and also nominate senior colleagues from your organization to attend this important conference. Please confirm your participation / nominations by completing the enclosed registration form and sending it to us by fax/email at the earliest.

For more details about conference sponsorship and speaking opportunity please contact Mr. Hariharan TP @ Mob. 09788790347 / hariharan.tp@cii.in

I look forward to your participation.