Indian Association for Information Technology in Agriculture


    IAITA Workshop-2008  








Theme of the Workshop:“Emerging Paradigms in Agriculture”


In India, the persistence of penury and loss of livelihood continues to be the hall mark of the post independence development process. Even after sixty years of independence, seventy percent of the Indian masses are directly dependent upon agriculture and allied activities. Information and communication technology (ICT) is considered as one of the ways of sustaining agriculture and livelihoods. Definitely, ICT is not a panacea for all the problems faced by the rural masses but we can catalyse some of the rural development process by intelligent use of ICT tools. It is firmly believed that Indian farmers are not competitive to their counterparts in developed countries because of their lack of access to information.

Though, there are a number of ICT tools available in the market their contribution to rural development remains a big question. This is primarily due to the fact that the systems developed till date, are a replication of the models existing in the developed countries. Based on all these background studies, IAITA came into existence by the congruence of agricultural professionals & others with the aim of developing IT based solutions.


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