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AGROPEDIA bagged 5th Agriculture Leadership Award

5th Agriculture Leadership Award

Agriculture is at that focal point where we need to see the holistic picture of all its aspects. The record food production at one point gives us a reason to celebrate whereas the drought and other climatic concerns make us realize our responsibility as a global citizen to contribute in one way or the other to our environment protection and thereby helping our agriculture. Agriculture Today every year recognizes all these efforts made by people and organizations in some way or the other for the upliftment of the Agriculture Sector and presents them with the Agriculture Leadership awards in their respective categories.

Agropedia begged 5th Agriculture Leadership Award




IIT Kanpur, a premier engineering and research institute of the country, has successfully implemented various agricultural projects with innovative technologies and capacity building for sustainable development. Its Agropedia, a semantically enabled agricultural knowledge management repository is a first of its kind in Indian Agriculture. The Institute’s yet another product, Openagri, an open access agriculture research repository, is a focused research space for hosting agriculture documents. IIT-Kanpur’s Voice-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (vKVK), developed to facilitate communication between extension personnel and farming communities is presently reaching to the extension personnel of 90 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and likely to be up scaled by ICAR to all 630 KVKs in the 12th Five Year Plan. KVK-Net and Agrotagger was also developed by this prestigious institution. The innovativeness has bagged IIT Kanpur the eWORLD Forum Award in 2012 for the vKVK initiative for the best ICT enabled Agriculture Initiative of the Year. Agropedia received the “eIndia Jury Award 2010” as the best ICT-enabled Agriculture Initiative of the year.


Agriculture Today (October 2012). 5th Agriculture Leadership Awards. pp 28-33


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