Workshop Presentations

Presentations from Workshop on Innovations in Agricultural Education and Extension Systems: Outcomes and Lessons Learned

The two day long workshop on the impact made under USAID funded Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP) was successfully concluded in New Delhi. The workshop saw a convergence of all AIP partners, USAID, ICAR, government departments, private sector and academic leaders from other institutions, bringing them on a single platform to discuss the innovations that have been made in agricultural education and extension systems at partner institutes Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Sardar Vallabhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology (SVPUAT) under AIP.

Day 1: January 20, 2015

Facilitating And Enhancing Cross Country Partnerships
KV Raman, (Cornell University) and K Vijayaraghavan, (Sathguru)

Agriculture Education & Curriculum Development
C. Ramasamy, (Sathguru)

Stimulating Agricultural Education
Prof. H.S Gaur, Vice Chancellor, (Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel University)

Agricultural Innovation Partnership: Strengthening the Library to Enhance Agricultural Education
Joy Paulson,Director, TEEAL Project ,and International Projects

Growth at Glance
A.K Srivastava, Librarian, (BHU)

Agricultural Innovation Partnership
Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, (BHU)

AIP Partnerships: achievements, challenges, lessons and opportunities for scaling impacts
Terry Tucker, (Cornell University)

E-learning – AIP’s involvement, achievements, experiences, obstacles, options for broader outreach and expansion
Ananth Murthy, (Sathguru) and Stefan Einarson, (Cornell University)

Day2: January 21, 2015

mAIP
Ananth Murthy, (Sathguru)

MAIP Solution
K. Ragunathan, (Sathguru)

mAIP Mobile Solutions
Technology Dissemination and Income Improvement Activity
HC.battacharya – (AAU)

Developing, accelerating and disseminating affordable technologies in agriculture and food processing – a leapfrogging role by Agriculture Universities
K. Vijayaraghavan, (Sathguru)

Food Processing: Farm Gate to Marketplace
Syed Rizvi, (Cornell University)


Presentations from Workshop on Research Support Services in the Agriculture & Life Sciences Library and e- learning

A two- day long collaborative workshop on improving library systems & management and e- learning was conducted by Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP) at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on 5th and 6th February, 2014. The workshop was attended by senior librarians from ten agricultural universities and senior faculty members from Banaras Hindu University, Cornell University and Sathguru Management Consultants Pvt Ltd. The focus of the workshop was primarily on research support services that an agriculture and life sciences library might offer, including research data management, utilization of GIS data and technologies, and citation management, information literacy & E-resources.

Day 1: February 5, 2014

Role of Cyber Library in Higher Education & Research
Dr. Vivekanand Jain, Deputy Librarian

Delivering change through Digital learning
Dr. Rakesh Singh, Professor, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU and Ananth Murthy, Information Specialist, Sathguru Management Consultants Pvt Ltd

Services for Researchers in an Agriculture and Life Sciences Library
Dr Mary Ochs, Director, Albert R Mann Library, Cornell University

Day2: February 6, 2014

Information literacy & e-resources
Dr. Joy Paulson, Director, TEEAL project and International Projects Librarian, Cornell University

Citation Management Workshop
Dr. Jim Morris, Outreach and Applied Social Sciences Librarian, Albert R Mann Library, Cornell University


Presentations from Training Program to Enhance Income of Fruit and Vegetable Producers

AIP sponsored a three-day training program for fruit and vegetable producers from March 13-15, 2012, organized by the Centre of Food Science and Technology (CFST), Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU). The program focused on imparting training to scholars, producers and small-scale entrepreneurs from several Indian states on the best practices to follow in the production of fruits and vegetables. Topics included discussions on utilization, marketing, packaging and preservation of fruits and vegetables in national and international markets.
Here are some of the presentations made by Dr. Rakesh K. Singh, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, during the workshop.

Day 1: March 13, 2012

Basic operations in fruits and vegetable processing (summary) 

Fruit and Vegetable Processing (presentation)

Day 2: March 14, 2012

Opportunities for Export of Fruits and Vegetable Based Products (summary)

Export of Fruits and Vegetable Based Products (presentation)

Day 3: March 15, 2012

Low-cost Solar Drying (summary)

Drying and Dehydration of Fruits and Vegetables (presentation)


Presentations from Workshop on Strengthening the Academic Library to Enhance Agriculture Education

A two-day international workshop titled ‘Strengthening the Academic Library to Enhance Agriculture Education’ organized by the Central Library and Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in collaboration with Cornell University, USA was held on December 15-16, 2011. The workshop aimed at developing vision of documentation for available printed and online resources, to understand and implement e-learning, e-resource development and digitization of study materials to increase accessibility and their preservation.

Day 1: December 15, 2011

E-Resource Collection Development
Ms. Mary Ochs, Director, Mann Library, Cornell University

Digitization of Library Collections
Ms. Joy Paulson, Digital Collections Librarian, Mann Library, Cornell University

National Efforts in Information Management and Digitization
Dr. Trivedi, Project Director, ARIS, Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Day 2: December 16, 2011

Introduction to Information Literacy
Dr. Jim Morris-Knower, Applied Social Sciences Librarian, Mann Library, Cornell University

Library Public Computing and Support for E-Learning
Mr. Stefan Einarson, International Programs, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University


Presentations from Collaborative Workshop on Harnessing Agricultural Education and Research for Rural Development

A three-day international collaborative workshop titled ‘Harnessing Agricultural Education and Research for Rural Development’ was held from December 19-21, 2011 at Hotel Radisson Blu New Delhi Dwarka. The workshop aimed at formulating ways to adopt contemporary learning practices, accelerate technology absorption strategies for enhancing the food value chain, formulate further interventions to augment professional development and reflect on the accomplishments of rural transformation of food industry value chain.

Day 1: December 19, 2011

AIP Education and Extension: Objectives, Project Plan and Deliverables
K. Vijayaraghavan, Sathguru Management Consultants & K. V. Raman, Cornell University
Vijay and Dr. Raman offer the opening presentation for the workshop in which the need for strategic interventions in developing updated curricula and strengthening extension as mandated for the AIP program is emphasized.

Sharing the UC Davis Experience in Stregthening Agricultural Education
Tom Rost, University of California, Davis
Dr. Rost shares the ideas behind and the experience of the University of california Davis in designing and developing an international development curriculum .

Issues and Strategic Approaches to Strengthening Agricultural Education in India
R. K. Mittal, Indian Council of Agricultural Research
This presentation provides an overview of the genesis and development of agricultural education in India. The presentation goes on to describe the challenges faced by modern agriculture and the necessary interventions required in agricultural education to ensure the creation of professionals with the knowledge and skills to overcome these challenges.

Faculty Development and the Role of Libraries
Stefan Einarson & Mary Ochs, Cornell University
Dr. Einarson’s presentation deals with the importance of modern technological interventions such as ICT in library resources to keep updated on new knowledge available from international resources.

Curriculum and Faculty Capacity Building Needs of State Agricultural Universities
C. Ramasamy, Agricultural Innovation Partnership
Dr. Ramasamy provides an overview of the challenges faced in agricultural education in India and offers suggestions to update curriculum to address these challenges.

Current and Future Trends in Food Science Curriculum in US Land-grant Universities
Rakesh Singh, University of Georgia
Dr. Singh provides an overview of the food science curriculum at land-grant universities in the United States using the University of Georgia as a representative example.

Curriculum Developed in Food Science for Banaras Hindu University under the AIP Programme
Alok Jha, Banaras Hindu University
This presentation provides a brief overview of food science education in India and presents a framework for an updated curriculum in Food Science for Banaras Hindu University based on the mandate of the AIP.

Strengthening the Food Science Curriculum at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology
Samsher Singh, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology (SVPUA&T)
This presentation offers an overview of the need for an updated food science curriculum that will enable the establishment of methodologies to ensure food security for a growing populace. The presentation also provides a framework for the updated curriculum envisaged for SVPUA&T as mandated by the AIP.

Current and Future Trends in Agricultural Sciences & Biotechnology Curriculum at Land-grant Universities
Prasanta Kalita, University of Illinois
Dr. Kalita provides an overview of the agricultural sciences & biotechnology curriculum at land-grant universities in the United States using the University of Illinois as a representative example.

Report on Implementing Reformed Curriculum in Emerging Areas of Agriculture and Rural Development
J. P. Srivastava and H. B. Singh, Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
This presentation provides an overview of rural development and other cross-cutting issues in agriculture education in India and presents a framework for an updated curriculum in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences for Banaras Hindu University based on the mandate of the AIP.

Progress on Strengthening Agricultural Science and Biotechnology curriculum Including Gender and other Cross-cutting Issues
Anil Sirohi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology (SVPUA&T)
This presentation offers an overview of the need for an updated curriculum for agricultural science and biotechnology curriculum including gender and other cross-cutting issues that will enable the establishment of methodologies to ensure food security for a growing populace. The presentation also provides a framework for the updated curriculum envisaged for SVPUA&T as mandated by the AIP.

Current and Future Trends in Animal and Dairy Science Curriculum in US Land-grant Universities
Nar K Gurung, Tuskegee University
Dr. Gurung provides an overview of the animal science curriculum at land-grant universities in the United States using the Tuskegee University as a representative example.

Curriculum Developed for the Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences for Banaras Hindu University under the AIP Programme
Dinesh Chandra Rai, Banaras Hindu University
This presentation provides an overview of animal science and dairy education in India and presents a framework for an updated curriculum in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences for Banaras Hindu University based on the mandate of the AIP.

Strengthening the Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Curriculum at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology
Archana Arya, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology (SVPUA&T)
This presentation offers an overview of the need for an updated animal, dairy and veterinary sciences curriculum that will enable the establishment of methodologies to ensure food security for a growing populace. The presentation also provides a framework for the updated curriculum envisaged for SVPUA&T as mandated by the AIP.

Trends in Gender Issues in Agriculture in US Land-grant Institutions
Cathy Rakowski, The Ohio State University
Dr. Rakowski’s presentation deals with gender issues in the farm sector in the United States and describes the discussions of gender issues in university level curricula.

Day 3: December 21, 2011

Developing New Approaches for Agricultural Extension in India
K. D. Kokate, Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Dr. Kokate shares ICAR’s plans to build capacity in agricultural extension in the country and explains how these strategies can be transferred to other emerging economies.

New Initiatives in Crop Production
B. B. Singh, Tata Chemicals Limited
This presentation offers a detailed overview of the efforts by Tata Chemicals Limited to provide useful inputs at the farm level to improve crop yields.

Preparing Professionals for Food Processing Industry Extension and Outreach
Syed Rizvi, Cornell University
Dr. Rizvi emphasizes the need for capacity building in the extension manpower at universities to provide cutting edge inputs for improving the food processing sector to ensure minimization of produce loss.

Technology Translation And Entrepreneurship Led Commercialization In Agriculture
K. Vijayaraghavan, Sathguru Management Consultants
This presentation emphasizes the importance of an entrepreneurship lead approach to agribusiness that focuses on effective technology use. Vijay goes on to stress the importance of maintaining intellectual property protocols in this effort.

 

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