Agriculture Working Group
 Chairman :  Teruaki Nanseki [ nanseki@agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp ] , Kyushu University
  Masayuki Hirafuji [ hirafuji@affrc.go.jp ], NARO, JAPAN
 Members :    Seishi Ninomiya, The University of Tokyo
 Objectives:  Agricultural development is a big issue in every Asia-Pacific countries. Many organizations including government, NGO, university and private company are interested in policy and technology for promoting agricultural development. ICT is one of the crucial technologies in developing countries as well as developed countries. In this section, impacts of ICT on agricultural development will discussed with applications and perspectives in Asia-Pacific countries including Bangladesh, Laos, China, and Japan.
 Target Audience :  Governmental officer and researcher, NGO staff, University professor and student, Business person, Agricultural and biological software engineers, e-learning community, Natural resource community, Sensors network community, etc.
 Expected Number
  of Participants :
 Agenda:  Teruaki Nanseki , Kyushu University
  Masayuki Hirafuji, NARO, Japan
  Seishi Ninomiya, The University of Tokyo

9:00 - 9:40 : (Presentation 30min, questions & discussions 10min)
Information and communication technology for revolution of BOP: Challenge of Bangladesh   Presentation Slides
Takuzou Ohsugi1) and Ashir Ahmed 2),3)
1) System LSI research center, Kyushu University, Japan
2) Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering,Kyushu University, Japan
3) Grameen Communications, Bangladesh

9:40 - 10:20 : (Presentation 30min, questions & discussions 10min)
An application of GIS and Remote Sensing for Analysis of Agricultural Development - Induced Changes in Land Use: A case study in Lao PDR   Presentation Slides
Boundeth Southavilay 1), 2) and Teruaki Nanseki 3)
1) Graduate school of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Science, Kyushu University, Japan.
2) Department of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR.
3) Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Japan

10:20 - 10:30 : Discussions on impacts and applicability of ICT on agricultural development in developing countries

11:00 - 11:40 :(Presentation 30min, questions & discussions 10min)
Farming Decision Support by ICT   Presentation Slides
Teruaki Nanseki 1)
1) Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Japan

11:40 - 12:20 :(Presentation 30min, questions & discussions 10min)
Optimizing agriculture for sustainability and productivity by ICT   Presentation Slides
Seishi Ninomiya 1)
Institute for Sustainable AgroŠ\ecosystem Services, University of Tokyo

12:20 - 12:30 : General discussions on impacts and applicability of ICT on agricultural development
 Remarks :  We need Videoconference facility, e.g. Projector, Wireless Internet Access. Skype and/or Polycom will be used.

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