A One day Workshop on "Use and Application of Agropedia" was conducted by the Knowledge Sharing and Innovation Unit, ICRISAT and Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur on January 23rd 2012. The purpose of this NAIP-ICAR supported workshop was to explain and demonstrate the use Knowledge Management platform agropedia, a digital agricultural repository. The workshop was attended by 20 scientists of ICAR research institutes and State Agricultural Universities of South India.
Workshop was coordinated by Dr N T Yaduraju of ICRISAT. Mr G Sreedhar presented the Agropedia web portal followed by the LIVE demonstration of same by Dr Kiran Yadav. Mr Suneel Pandey presented the vKVK and KVK-Net followed by a demonstration on it. The participants were guided to upload the articles in agrowiki, agroblog and agroforum. All the 20 participants posted one article in agrowiki, wrote their experience about the workshop on agorblog and posed question under agroforum. Participants felt motivated after uploading their post on to Agropedia.
Dr Kokate, DDG (Ext), ICAR visited the closing session of the workshop. He has applauded the positive remarks given by the participants on Agropedia functionalities and has conceded to support the implementation of the mobile based agro-advisories in other regions with proper research agenda.