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ITU Organises Agri Workshop in Collaboration with FAO in New Delhi

During the workshop, a technical report on "Revolutionizing Agriculture: The Digital Transformation of Farming" was released which shall be used as a reference document for stakeholders in the agricultural sector

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized a workshop in New Delhi today, themed “Cultivating Tomorrow: Advancing Digital Agriculture through IoT and AI,” in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

This event was hosted by the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, at the National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC), ICAR in New Delhi, with almost 200 delegates (including international participants) participating in the event, where they shared their experiences in this emerging field, poised to bring a complete transformation in agriculture, often referred to as Agriculture 4.0.

Participation was open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates, ITU Academia, and individuals from countries that are members of the ITU, as well as members of international, regional, and national organizations, in a hybrid mode.

During the workshop a technical report on “Revolutionizing Agriculture: The Digital Transformation of Farming” was released which shall be used as a reference document for stakeholders of the agricultural sector, guiding decision-makers on harnessing the power of technology to drive sustainability, efficiency, and resilience in food production.

This workshop will be followed by the 9th meeting of the ITU/FAO Focus Group on “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) for Digital Agriculture (FG-AI4A)” tomorrow at the same venue.

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