A 2-days’policy workshop on “Big Data Analytics in Agriculture” was organized at ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, during 08-09 February 2018. Forty-eight (48) participants including Senior scientists, Professors from SAUs, Senior managers and professionals from different parts of the country have participated.The programme was intended to brainstormabout innovative applications of Big Data Analytics in Agriculture. Bigdata analytics is futuristic and offers tremendous potential in agriculture.
Dr.Trilochan Mohapatra , Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) inaugurated the second International symposium of the Societal Applications in Fisheries and Aquaculture using Remote Sensing Imagery (SAFARI-2) at the ICAR- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute,Kochitoday.
ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad organised an ICAR sponsored 21-day winter school programme on “Advanced Analytics in Developing Market Intelligence” from 14th November to 04th December 2017.
A Brainstorming Workshop on “Converting Extreme Rainfall Events into Opportunities” was organized by ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Indian Society of Water Management (Odisha Chapter) at ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar on 22nd November.
The Farmers’ FIRST initiative has been launched by ICAR to move beyond the production and productivity; to privilege the smallholder agriculture; and complex, diverse and risk prone realities of majority of the farmers through enhancing farmers-scientists interface. The acronym “Farmer FIRST” means the farmers’ Farm, Innovations, Resources, Science and Technology (FIRST). The basic concept is that the farmer will be in a centric role for research problem identification, prioritization, conduct of experiments and its management in farmers’ field conditions.
ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal organized a Brain Storming Session on Recent Advances in Biomass Energy Research and Management”on 09 November 2017. The main objective of this Brain Storming Session was to identify researchable areas and technological interventions required for efficient utilization of crop residues for generation and utilization of biomass energy and thereby address the challenge of food, energy and environment security.