Deshpande Foundation

Indian Agriculture: Creating Value Through Technology

Contact person: Rounak Ghosh

Indian Agriculture: Creating Value Through Technology

India is one of the major players in the agriculture sector worldwide and is the primary livelihood source for over 58% of India’s population. India has the second-largest agricultural land in the world and feeds India’s population of 1.4 billion. Historically, India has been the exporter of agricultural produce, and even today, for a few commodities like rice, sugar and spices remains one of the top exporters. However, the country’s agriculture sector has immense untapped potential. There is a need to focus on building robust value chains for agricultural commodities with the help of technology. A critical component of successful interventions up and down the value chains would be inclusive of farmers, communities, governments, financiers, and businesses. Cross-sectoral collaboration to develop need-based and regionally differentiated technology is urgently needed to deliver customised solutions to the farming sector of India.

Deshpande Foundation in collaboration with NABARD will bring together the key stakeholders in the agri-chain, along with some of the leading practitioners in India’s agricultural landscape. It will also explore how partnership can unlock sustainable systems in agriculture and map strategies to enhance the growth and development of the agriculture sector of the country’s economy.

Join us for this event in Bengaluru as experts from different fields share their thoughts on innovation, technology and best practices in the field of agriculture. The event also provides upcoming agricultural start-ups an opportunity to showcase their business and network with various venture capitalists, CSR managers of different corporates, mentors, etc.


G. R. Chintala

G. R. Chintala

Former Chairman, NABARD

Dr. M. Angamuthu

Dr. M. Angamuthu

Chairman, APEDA

N. R. Narayana Murthy

N. R. Narayana Murthy

Founder, Infosys

Dr. Guru Desh Deshpande

Dr. Guru Desh Deshpande

Co-founder, Deshpande Foundation

Agenda For The Day


9:30 am-10:00 am

Registration+ Tea

10:00 am-10:10 am

Welcome Address by Gururaj Desh Deshpande

10:10 am-10:25 am

Context Setting by Dr GR Chintala

10:25 am-10:45 am

Address of the Chief Guest

Panel Discussions

10:50 am-11.30 am

Impact of Technology in Agriculture Production, Processing and Distribution

11:30 am-12:10 pm

Tech as an Enabler in creating Value Chains and Market Connect

12:10 pm-12:30 pm

Valedictory Address

12:30 pm onwards

Networking + Lunch + Start up Showcases