Conference on Precision Agriculture Technologies-Agricon


Conference on Precision Agriculture Technologies
16th March 2018, Chennai – 6th  Edition

I take pleasure in informing that the Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Centre of CII is planning to organize the 6th edition of AgriCon 2018: Conference on Precision Agriculture Technologies on 16th March 2017 at Hotel Westin,Chennai

Indian agriculture is facing the two most crucial challenges today. If the shrinking resources of land and water are one, the other more serious concern is the availability of human resources. The future of agriculture is dependent on penetration of scale-neutral technologies. The trend has already begun in some ways, with those who remain in farming turning to newer methods of optimizing the output on their farms, including adopting newer technologies to save cost and time.

In this context, the conference with a Research and Development in Productivity and  Farm engineering in mind and focusing on addressing new concerns includes methods of smart farming, the effective utilization of agricultural inputs and post-harvest management by applying modern engineering concepts. The conference attempts to support this growth and understand the trends in Precision Agriculture Technologies, Mechanization and ICT Technologies, 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: New Ideas For Agriculture‎: Current Practice and Future Potential

Efficiencies in the agricultural supply chain to make Indian agriculture a lucrative investment opportunity?/ Opportunities For AgriTech Startups and AgriTech Funding In India / / Precision Agriculture Technologies for Resource Poor & Small Indian Farmers /  Vertical Farming / New concepts in agricultural automation

Session II: Water and Nutrient Management

Precision Farming Tools for Soil management / Agriculture under Water stress: Design Opportunities / Precision agriculture for improved nutrient management/ Precision Nutrient Management uses GPS technology / Use of Magnetic Water and Rain Drops in Agriculture / Herbal Agriculture

Session III: Engineering & Design Excellence for Agricultural implements & pumps

Industrial Design of Agricultural Implements & pumps / Designing Farm Implements for Small Farmers / Agricultural Devices: Designing for Adoption and Success / / GPS-computer guided tractors and harvesters

Session IV: Role of ICT in Agriculture

Digital Farming / Big Data in Smart Farming / Drone Technology / Connected Farms / Digital Green Technologies / IoT in Agriculture / Digital Imaging and Spectral Techniques to Improve Productivity.

/ Drone technologies for agriculture / GPS for Smart Farming / Making Electronic Technologies affordable for Agriculture

Around 200 senior management personnel representing Industry leaders & senior executives of agriculture machinery companies, crop protection companies, seed and fertilizer manufactures, pumps and sprayer manufacturers, ICT Companies, fresh produce exporters; progressive farmers; retail chains, consultants, bankers, financial service providers and investors, tech and communication experts  and government agencies are expected to attend this conference.

The conference delegate fee is Rs. 3500 per participant for CII Member; Rs. 4500 per participant for Non-member & Rs. 3000 per participant for Educational Institution. Please confirm your participation / nomination through online registration:

I am writing you to request 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.

I look forward to your kind participation.


S Chandramohan
Chairman, CII Southern Region Task Force on Agriculture & Food Processing &
Group CFO & President,


Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Centre

(An Autonomous Society of Govt of TN and CII)
Confederation of Indian Industry (Southern Region)

Prof C K Prahalad Centre
98/1 Velachery Main Road
Guindy, Chennai 600 032
Tel: 044 42444555 / Fax: 044 42444510