Invited Speaker / Panelist / Resource Person

  1. Saravanan, R (2016). Social media for agricultural extension. Lead paper presented in the 8th GCRA International conference on Innovative digital applications for sustainable development, Bangalore.
  2. Saravanan, R (2015). Keynote presentation on ICTs for agricultural extension. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)-CRISP workshop on use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Indian agriculture, Hyderabad. http://crispindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Keynote-Saravanan-Raj.pdf
  3. Saravanan, R (2015). Changing roles and opportunities of agricultural extension and advisory services in the era of Climate change. National study conference on “Social work and climate change: Society & Policy”. Department of Social Work, Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai.
  4. Saravanan, R (2014). Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) for Improved Risk Management. “Training on Agricultural Risk Management Training: Learning from Global Experiences in Managing Agricultural Risks”. Organised by the World Bank and Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Republic of Ghana.
  5. Saravanan, R (2014). ICT for Managing Agricultural Risks: Principles and Good Practices. “Training on Agricultural Risk Management Training: Learning from Global Experiences in Managing Agricultural Risks. Organised by the World Bank and Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Republic of Ghana.
  6. Saravanan, R (2013). ICTs for agricultural extension: Where we are & how to move forward?. Plenary Session on Extension in ICT Overdrive, “International Conference on “ICT4Ag: Digital Springboard for Inclusive Agriculture”, November 4-8, 2013, Organised by the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation (CTA) & the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Kigali, Rwanda.
  7. Saravanan, R. (2012). Invited Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the FAO-World Bank joint online forum on “Usingg ICT to enable Agricultural Innovation Systems for Smallholders”. Organised by the FAO’s www.e-agriculture.org. The forum has been archived at http://www.e-agriculture.org/forums/forum-archive/forum-using-ict-enable-agricultural-innovation-systems-smallholders-september-2.
  8. Saravanan, R. (2012). Use of ICTs for Climate Smart Agriculture. Presented in the MANAGE & ICAR jointly organised training programme on “Climate Change and Agriculture”, October 15th-19th, 2012, Organised by the MANAGE at the ICAR Research Complex for North-East Hill (NEH) Region, Umiam (Barapani), Meghalaya, India.
  9. Saravanan, R. (2012). An Invited Speaker for the Workshop on “ICT Training and Education” and presented a talk on “ICT Training and Education for Agricultural Development” during AFITA/WCCA 2012-8th Asian Conference for Information Technology in Agriculture (AFITA) and World Conference on Computer in Agriculture (WCCA) on September 5th, 2012, at Taipei, Taiwan.
  10. Saravanan, R. (2012). Chaired a International Seminar session on “ICT Education and Adoption”, AFITA/WCCA 2012-8thAsian Conference for Information Technology in Agriculture (AFITA) and World Conference on Computer in Agriculture (WCCA) during September, 3-6, 2012, at Taipei, Taiwan.
  11. Saravanan, R., (2012), New Strategies to Improve the Use of ICTs to Enhance the Outreach of Agricultural Information in North-East India. National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE)-ICAR Collaborative Training cum-Workshop on “Use of ICT in Modified Extension Reforms” at Indian Council of Agricultural Research Complex for North-East Hill Region, Barapani, Meghalaya.
  12. Saravanan, R., (2012), Invited Panelist for the World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR 2012) under the theme “Sustainable Human Development”- Agriculture Commission on “Can ICT benefit the small farmers?”-“Putting Farmers First”- “Learning from e-Arik project in North-East India: A Case Study”. WITFOR-2012 was organised by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India at New Delhi.
  13. Saravanan, R., (2011), Invited Panelist for the APAARI Session on Openness in Agricultural Information and Knowledge Sharing- Institutional Issues-ICTs for Agricultural Extension in India-Innovations, Lessons and Way forward. International Conference on Innovative Approaches for Agricultural Knowledge Management System: Global Extension Experiences organised by the International Society of Extension Education (INSEE), at New Delhi, India.
  14. Saravanan, R., (2011), ICT Initiatives for Agricultural Extension in North-East India. National Workshop on Information and Communication Technology in Agriculture (ICT-A) through Virtual Extension Platform, jointly organised by the TNAU and USAID-MSU-IHDA at e-Extension centre, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  15. Saravanan, R. (2011), Role of ICTs in Agriculture Extension. Presented in the ICAR sponsored Summer School on “Quantitative Techniques in Policy Planning, Monitoring, Modeling, Analysis, and Impact Assessment of Hill Agriculture”, Organised by the Division of Agricultural Economics and Statistics, ICAR Resaearch Complex for North-East Hill (NEH) Region, Umiam (Barapani), Meghalaya, India.
  16. Saravanan, R., (2011), Web for Agricultural Extension. 20th International Worldwide Web Conference, Hyderabad, India.
  17. Saravanan, R., (2010), ICTs for Agricultural Extension-The Next Step. Presented as a Invited Panelist for the Session Entitled “Addressing Rural Developmental Issues through Policy Level ICT-Implementation” in the 7th convention of Grameen Gyan Abhiyan – Rural Knowledge Movement (Mission 2007: Every Village a Knowledge Centre) -Information Communication Technology and Food, Health and Livelihood Security in an Era of Climate Change, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India.
  18. Saravanan, R., (2010), Participated as an Resource Person in the One Day workshop on “Joining the IBM Exploration in to the Spoken Web”, Jointly organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), India office and IBM at the IBM Research Labs, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India.