ICETT elects IFFCO’s Tarun Bhargava as Chairperson

IFFCO has  again made a mark on the global cooperative scene with its Joint General Manager (Cooperative Relations) Tarun Bhargava getting unanimously elected as the first Chairperson of International Cooperative Entrepreneurship Think Tank (ICETT). It is a globally acclaimed body with a mission to encourage ...Read more

Suzlon Group wraps-up debt restructuring process

Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider has announced the completion of its debt restructuring with the unanimous approval of its secured lenders. According to the terms of restructuring, term debt has been reduced substantially with interest of 9 percent per annum repayable over 1...Read more

IAF indigenously develops airborne locust control system

The Ministry of Agriculture had, in May 2020, enlisted the services of UK-based company, Micron to repurpose two MI-17 helicopters for spraying atomized pesticide in case of a locust attack. But when the COVID-19 pandemic started affecting worldwide, Micron informed the Ministry of the inevitable delay in the manu...Read more

Samaaru launches a farmer-centric agri value chain services platform

Together with leaders from agri finance and technology industries, Pioneering Ventures has launched Samaaru, an innovative tech-enabled service provider that empowers small-scale farmers and rural entrepreneurs with farm advisory, supply chain services, market access and affordable finance (via lending institution...Read more

Corteva Agriscience commits to increase agricultural resilience

A 10-year commitment was announced by Corteva Agriscience to advance its sustainability in the global food system by including a wide range of initiatives for farmers, the land, communities and a community where employees and customers live and work closely. Improvements in soil health, on-farm productivity, clim...Read more

Syngenta group launches action plan to boost agricultural sector

A global survey conducted by the Syngenta Group has found that 72 percent of large scale farmers in the USA, France, China, Brazil, India and across Africa are concerned about the impact climate change will have on crop yields, animal health and their ability to serve the markets in the next five years. Though a ...Read more

FMC Corporation launches FMC Ventures for emerging Ag- tech innovation  

    FMC Corporation announced that it has launched FMC Ventures. The new venture capital arm of FMC Corporation is targeting strategic investments in start-ups and early-stage companies that are developing and applying emerging technologies in the agricultural industry.  "At FMC, we are investing...Read more

ThinkAg, hosts a roundtable of CEO’s on “Reimagining Food & Agri in the next decade”  

   ThinkAg, a food and AgTech platform held its first CEO roundtable on 26th June discussing trends in the Indian Agriculture and Food sector expected in this decade. The roundtable saw participation from leading voices in the sector. D Narain, MD and CEO of Bayer CropScience, Hemant Mallick, Divisional...Read more

BASF SE appoints Dr Kurt Bock as Chairman of the Supervisory Board  

     The Supervisory Board of BASF SE has selected Dr Kurt Bock as the New Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE.  Earlier, Mr Bock had been elected to the Supervisory Board of BASF SE by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting as a shareholder representative. The term runs until the en...Read more

Institutional mechanism must for creating a robust agri value chain management: Dr Ashok Dalwai, CEO, NRRA  

Dr Ashok Dalwai, CEO, NRRA, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt of India  said that we need to build up an institutional mechanism both at the Centre and State levels to utilize the corpus of funds allocated to the agriculture sector so that a robust and integrated Agri value chain mana...Read more

Utkal Tubers ropes in Vinod Bhat as CEO

Zephyr Peacock backed potato seeds company, Utkal Tubers, has announced the appointment of Vinod Bhat, an industry veteran as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With this appointment, the lab-to-land innovation company engaged in potato research, cultivation and marketing, is moving a step closer to its vision of impr...Read more

SABC ties up with FMC for project 'SAFFAL’ to fight Fall Armyworm

 Spodoptera frugiperda, aka Fall Armyworm (FAW) – a highly invasive pest with substantial appetite, landed on Indian soils for the first time in May 2018. The pest quickly became a nationwide nuisance. By the end of 2018, FAW spread across the major maize growing regions and emerged as a significant thr...Read more