Employment Seminar Series

Precision agriculture technologies for smallholder farmers of India: Potential impacts, affordability and policy perspectives

Rossana Galli, Lecturer, Institute of Political Science, University of Zurich
Discussant: Carla Henry, RESEARCH
Chair: Sangheon Lee, Director, EMPLOYMENT

The seminar presents up-to-date primary information about sensor-based Precision Agriculture technologies currently available for Indian farmers and their potential impact on crop yields, farmers’ income, agricultural employment and sustainable development more generally. Based on this, the seminar discusses the current affordability of these products, as well as alternative business models and policies to promote the adoption of these technologies among Indian smallholder farmers.

Rossana Galli
Rossana Galli is Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and has worked as an external collaborator with the ILO since 2000. She is also the founder of Boky Mamiko, a nonprofit organization supporting education in Madagascar.