German high-tech app for Indian farmers
German Ambassador to India, Dr Martin Ney, welcomed high-ranking agricultural experts for a working lunch at his Residence on Wednesday, 17th May.
Enlarge image S.K. Pattanayak, Secretary, Indian Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Dr Sahai from Gene Campaign (© German Embassy New Delhi) Experts from the Indian government and business- and research sectors were present. S.K. Pattanayak, Secretary, Indian Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, was the chief guest.
Charlotte Schumann from the German start-up PEAT (Progressive Environmental & Agricultural Technologies) presented the young company’s portfolio and how it helps Indian farmers.
Enlarge image Charlotte Schumann from German start-up PEAT talking about the company's app 'Plantix' which works as a mobile plant guide for detecting plant damages with the help of a picture (© German Embassy New Delhi)
PEAT is a young German AgriTech company developing software for the automated recognition of plant diseases.
Enlarge image (From L to R) Mr. Bahuguna, Head, FSSAI, & Former Secretary, Indian Ministry for Agriculture, Ambassador Dr Ney & Dr. R. A. Sherasiya, Director Horticulture, Gujarat (© German Embassy New Delhi)
The Indian agriculture scene was discussed in detail with special focus on ways to strengthen the agricultural sector, implementing new technologies as well as training and guiding farmers.
"Food security is essential for peace and security. Hence, agriculture is an extremely important area”, said Ambassador Dr Ney.