In agriculture, start-ups, cooperative societies and farmer-owned organizations all play an important role. Keeping this in mind, Krishi Jagran has organized a curtain raiser conference for his Agri Startup, Cooperative and FPO Summit 2023 to reveal the date of the events. The Agri Start Up, Cooperative and FPO Summit is co-hosted with Dr. Ajay K Jha, co-founder of the Institute for Global Agriculture and Technology Transfer (IGATT).
India is primarily an agrarian society with more than half of its population still residing in villages. Since the rural sector accounts for the majority of the country’s GDP, a lack of development in the villages is linked to a lack of development in India. In agriculture, start-ups, cooperative societies and farmer-owned organizations all play an important role.
Keeping this in mind, Krishi Jagran has organized a curtain raiser conference for his Agri Startup, Cooperative and FPO Summit 2023 to reveal the date of the events. The Agri Start Up, Cooperative and FPO Summit is co-hosted with Dr. Ajay K Jha, co-founder of the Institute for Global Agriculture and Technology Transfer (IGATT). The 3-day Summit will be held on February 24, 25 and 26, 2023.
To give their blessing and show their support for the Summit, today’s conference was honored with the presence of several Agri experts along with a guest list. Among them were:
Ajay K. Jha, co-founder of IGATT
Anand Kulkarni, Country Manager, ICL India
Dhruv Sharma, deputy. Vice President, FPO Links of AgriBazar
Dr. Dinesh Chauhan, Vice President, Dehaat
Kamal Somani, COO and MD, Somani Seeds
Teacher. Amit Sinha, Advisor, AFC
Subin Sharma, CMO and co-founder, Fruitfal
Savita More, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh
Gurpreet Singh, Director, HYBA Seeds
Ved Prakash, COO, B-able
Dr. Mallika Verma, Director of Government Affairs
The event began with a briefing on the story of Krishi Jagran and the mission of the Summit. Dr Ajay revealed the date of the summit in his speech: “Dominic is a long-term investment for me. We have been in contact with each other for 25 years and we had planned it all for this Summit and finally the time has come. The date for the Agri Startup, Co-op and FPO SUmmite 2023 is February 24, 25 and 26, 2023.”
Mr. C. Dominic gave a heartfelt speech on the ambition behind this Summit. He expressed his gratitude to Dr. Ajay in his speech, “It was Dr. Ajay who helped me start in the beginning of Krishi Jagran. Dr. Ajay will bring us global expertise. Startups guide the next generation. In the years to come, FPOs will support farmers all over the world and not just in India. “
Dr Ajay said: “In my 10 years working in India, I have purchased over 300 companies in agri-tech. We will give Indian farmers access to US markets and we would like to provide this opportunity at this summit. We will focus on farmer-to-farmer, B2B contacts and business contacts so that everyone can freely interact with each other.
Professor Anchal Arora, Director of IGATT, said in her speech: “Farmers are the ones who run the business, not the government. No matter how digitized India is, you can’t download chappati from google. Farmers are the present and the future of our country and agricultural technology is the need of the hour. Through this summit, we will combine agriculture and technology to lead farmers and this country to success.
Kamal Somani, “They say in India that if a child fails to build his career, he goes into agriculture. But this generation is ready to enter the agricultural sector in a new and innovative way. They use technology and new farming methods to get the best results. Farmers can benefit by learning what to grow and good farming techniques. I wish Krishi Jagran all the best with this great initiative.
Pramod Mishra congratulated Krishi Jagran for this great initiative and highlighted the main problems faced by the farmers which have never been discussed. He explained that if you want to think about the benefit of the farmers, you have to go out into the fields and talk to every farmer. He hopes that the Summit will succeed in its mission. My father gave the slogan “Chalo Gaon ki Or” to Krishi Jagran when Krishi Jagran was still a young media house.
Ved Prakash said that there are three major pillars necessary for the success of the agricultural sector; Technology, investment and skills. This summit in collaboration with IGATT will be a great success and we hope that this initiative will bring new changes to the agricultural sector.
Dr. Pant gave the vote of thanks to the guests and thanked them for coming. Krishi Jagran was truly honored to be in the presence of such industry experts.
First published: June 11, 2022, 09:45 IST