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Indo-German Cooperation Aims at Climate-Resilient Agriculture in Telangana

K M Dayashankar

RAJANNA-SIRCILLA, JUNE 28, 2024: Accelerating Climate-Resilient Agriculture in Telangana through Data-Driven Agro-Ecological Test Hubs (ACRAT)” project implementation launched through Kick-Off Workshop on Friday at Vemulawada.

Project Experts from Germany, Agriculture Experts of Telangana, SEWS NGO and Farmers of FPO’s representatives held day long deliberations.

It is envisaged that the initiated test hub will develop sustainable models facilitating optimum usage of inputs like water, pesticides & Agro chemicals along with enhancing the profitability of agriculture among farmer communities. It also introduces technologies which would help in suitable decision making by the farmers and help them practice sustainable farming practices.

The workshop aimed to raise awareness among farmers about climate change-related information and methods to reduce crop investment while increasing agricultural yield.

Representatives from Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, AgHub, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany, Department of Agriculture, Department of ITE&C, NABARD, SEWS NGO, and farmers from Mangallapally FPO, Konaropet Fisheries FPCL, and Ramayyapet FPO, including women farmers and startup companies, participated in this workshop.

The discussion included launching a special BMEL-funded project to Accelerating climate-resilient agriculture in Telangana through data-driven technologies. This project will provide farmers with a better decision support system through precision farming, helping them make informed decisions.

This initiative aims to enhance climate-resilient agriculture in Telangana and improve farmers’ living standards.

Former Legislator and Agriculture Advisor Dr. Chennamaneni Ramesh, played a key role in facilitating partnerships between German organizations and the Agriculture University for this project in the region.

Officials and representatives from various organizations who participated in the workshop included:

  1. Dr. Raghu Chaliganti – Scientist, Digital Agriculture, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany
  2. Dr. P. Raghu Rami Reddy – Director of Research, PJTSAU
  3. Dr. Kalpana Shastry – MD, AgHub
  4. N. Vijay – CEO, AgHub
  5. Dr. Srinivas Rao – ADR, Polasa, Jagtial
  6. Bhaskar – DAO, Rajanna Sircilla
  7. Jaya Prakash – DDM, NABARD, Karimnagar Cluster
  8. Anantha Krishna – Consultant, Department of ITE&C

Representatives from Agri startups like Bharat Rohan, Delta Things, Krishitantra, Transity, and Carbon Mint.


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