SeedWorks sponsored Ray Talk Webinar Series “Next Generation Agriculture – Hear from the Leaders”

SeedWorks sponsored Ray Talk Webinar Series of 8 episodes under the theme “Next Generation Agriculture – Hear from the Leaders”.

  1. Episode 5 “Realizing Genetic and Agronomic Potential of Crops for Sustainable Agriculture” Panellists Mr. Eric Baughman -CEO Cytozyme Labs USA, Mr Sameer Tandon -Regional Director, India, UPL, Mr. Tarakeshwar Dhurjati- Senior Vice President Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL), Mr. Dave Bitter -COO Cytozyme Labs USA, Mr. R K Goyal – Business Director, South Asia Cytozyme Labs USA shared their insights on changing farming challenges and how complex metabolic pathways support the growth and development of plants resulting in improved crop production by optimizing each crop’s potential for producing high-quality yields.
  2. Episode 6 “Digital Agriculture – Piloting to Scaling Out Proven Technologies” Panellists Mr. Ram Dhulipala-Theme Leader – Digital Agriculture @ ICRISAT, Dr. Sreenath Dixit- Principal Scientist & Head @ ICRISAT Development Centre, Mr. Srikanth Rupavatharam- Scientist -Digital Agriculture @ ICRISAT, Mr. Satish Nagaraji – Senior Manager -Digital Agriculture @ ICRISAT discussed the journey of digital transformation of ICRISAT’s M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation) function.
  3. Episode 7 “Changing Horticulture Landscape in India” Panellists Mr. Vilas Vishnu Shinde- Chairman & MD – Sahyadri farmers Producer Company Ltd., Ms. Purnima Khandelwal- Co-Founder and CEO-INI Farms, Mr. Pankaj Khandelwal- Chairman and MD – INI Farms, Mr. GVK Naidu-Managing Director- Sam Agri Group discussed on the importance of Post-harvest & value addition in horticulture crops, Modified atmospheric packaging for long storability & transportation of fruits & vegetables, Planning, coordination and monitoring R&D programmes, Resource allocation, infrastructure development, technological upgradation and better policy framework for horticulture sector and How will the Horticulture sector with strong forward and backward linkages as an organised industry stimulate and sustain growth.
  4. Episode 8 “Back to Nature with Spiritual Farming”- Padma Shree Subhash Palekar who is the recipient of, the “Government of India’s” highest civilian award “The Padma Shree “ and a practicing farmer himself shared his extensive research findings on how to enhance farm income with climate resilient farming in harmony with nature, Improve soil fertility, porosity, water infiltration, water holding and soil micro flora & fauna, how to reduce environmental and aquatic pollution and create awareness amongst farming community and society about spiritual farming

The webinar series invited registrations and participation from different industry professionals and backgrounds.