LEMKEN Organized Symposium On "Farm Mechanization"

Due to population growth and limited agriculture land, enhancing agriculture productivity has become the key focus for all policy makers. Mechnisation is expected to gain the momentum due to pressing need for improving crop yield. Need for faster operation, decreasing availability of cheap farm labour, awareness among farmaers about benefits of using specialised machinery, diversification of cropping pattern and positive government policy framework are the key factors supporting mechanisation. Looking ahead at India's emerging need one can expect shift from basic implements to specialised machinery.

Keeping into mind the above need a Symposium on "Farm Mechanization" was organized by M/s. LEMKEN India Agro Equipment Pvt Ltd. At Pune on 22nd & 23rd of March 2014:-

  • To showcase the latest farming practices being followed by developed countries.
  • Understanding the Indian Agriculture scenario and current needs of Indian Agriculture industry.
  • To explain the technology trends in Agriculture implements.
  • To showcase the difference between the different technologies and present the product offerings to the Indian farmers.

This symposium is being organised with the help of ISAE(Indian Society of Agriculture Engineer) and Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri.

The invited dignitaries are Farming expert from ISAE, selection of tractor/implement dealers and farmers which have the understanding of professional farming, Mechanization experts from ICAR and heads of KVKs, Officials from the ministry of Agriculture, Representatives of tractor manufacturers, Official form NABARD, Farming experts from colleges of Agriculture/Agricultural universities, Dean/Heads/Mechanization experts from colleges/Departments of Agricultural engineering and export houses.

Symposium was chaired by Mr. Anthony van der Ley (Global MD & CEO, LEMKEN GmbH), Chief guest Dr.S N Puri, Vice chancellor, central agricultural university, Imphal, and guest of honors were Dr. V M Mayande (President ISAE), Dr. K Narayana Gowda, Vice chancellor, University of Agricultural sciences, Bangalore, Dr. T A More, Vice chancellor, MPKV, Rahuri. The symposium was presided over by our Mr. Arvind Kumar, MD & CEO, LEMKEN India.

LEMKEN also demonstrated the future range of soil preparation technology in comparison to the currently available technology in India, which was highly appreciated by the industry experts and shared thier views to introduce the technology for India suitable to 45 to 70 HP tractors.

The impressions of all the delegates for these two days activities was very positive and each and every one appreciated the efforts being taken by LEMKEN to organize this symposium which actually the need of the hour.

In fact after the symposium Vice chancellors from MPKV, Rahuri and University of Agricultural sciences, Bangalore invited LEMKEN to sign an MOU....