AI, space and GIS technology necessary for agriculture and disaster management
Leads Connect Services, a Noida-based agri-tech company, organized a national seminar-cum-workshop on the application of space technology and artificial intelligence (AI) for climate-resilient agriculture and disaster management in collaboration with Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra. The virtual event was graced by eminent speakers from academia, research organizations, and industries.
Navneet Ravikar, CMD, Leads Connect Services highlighted the need to bring together experts of various fraternities and domains to convey a people-centric solution for climate-resilient agriculture and climate-change-induced disasters at a seminar-cum-workshop. He also discussed the need for using proven technologies and timely implementing of apt, feasible and cost-effective solutions for all stakeholders in the agri-value chain.
Leads Connect Services, a Noida-based agri-tech company, organized the national seminar-cum-workshop on application of space technology and artificial intelligence (AI) for climate-resilient agriculture and disaster management in collaboration with Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra on October 29 and 30 over Zoom.
The event was conducted with the objective of exchanging healthy and insightful conversations on environmental issues, management strategies, sustainable practices and technologies for climate-resilient agriculture and disaster management, using AI, Space Technology and Geographic Information System (GIS), among others, for the future.
The virtual event was graced by eminent speakers from academia, research organizations, and industries. It also saw the presence of 250 students from various colleges and institutes. The seminar started with the inaugural session by Navneet Ravikar, Yogesh Singh, VP Agri-Research, Leads Connect Services and Dr (Prof) AP Krishna, Professor & Head, Department of Remote Sensing, BIT Mesra. The book flyer of Space Technology & Artificial Intelligence for Climate Resilient Agriculture and Disaster Management was also launched.
Leads Research Lab, the R&D Unit of Leads Connect Services, also conducted a workshop pertaining to Climate Resilient Agriculture & Disaster Management.
Dr Krishna said, “Leads Connect Services and team can play a good role, particularly in agricultural productivity and changing crop patterns, for people opting for cash crops and future food security systems. This can work particularly well in North-Eastern states, considering the disaster management risk is higher there.”
The event culminated with a panel discussion by experts on an important note that there is an urgent need of collaborative efforts and discussions for tackling challenges of agriculture and climate change.