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How can Agtech Startups intervene to reduce Post-harvest Food Losses?

Around one-third of the food produced globally tends to be wasted. Out of this, 40% of the loss occurs in the post-harvest value chain. In India, inefficient post-harvest management practices and infrastructure lead to a significant loss of food. Post-harvest food losses across crops (NABCONS 2022) This results in significant

From Seed to Scale: Understanding FPO Financing

The growth and success of farmer producer organisations (FPOs) is determined by a crucial element: their financing. Financing requirements for FPOs vary by the activities across the life cycle, from pre-incubation to incubation, and consolidation stages. As FPOs progress through their life cycle, their financing requirements evolve to support different

Decoding Micro-irrigation for Farmers in India ft. Kaushal Jaiswal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNLIZloHNMU        A part of solving India’s water crisis lies on its farms. From soil, to grain, cultivation, to harvesting, none knows the agrarian land in India and its potential more than our farmers. By empowering farmers with technology that will help them with greater yield, while enabling

Touchpoint Highlights: Tackling Food Losses

The seventh session in the SKI Touchpoint series was conducted by the Agriculture Practice Area, on the theme of ‘Tackling Food Losses: A Circular Approach.’ The session was moderated by Sattva Knowledge Institute’s Debaranjan Pujahari, Principal and Lead at Agriculture Practice Area of SKI, with Devyani Hari, Director at Centre

Decoding Agricultural Technology with Parmesh Shah

Technology has the potential to revolutionise Indian agriculture. There are innovations in seed and bioengineering platforms, use of robots and AI and blockchain that are enhancing efficiency and transparency in the sector. India’s agritech industry is projected to reach over ₹1 trillion by 2025. The recent 2023-24 budget allocated INR

Worsening Water Stress in Agriculture: Is There a Glimmer of Hope?

India has 18% of the world’s population and 4% of the water resources, making the dynamic heavily skewed. Agriculture accounts for a whopping 89% of the water use in India, compared to 69% at the global level. Compared to other leading agricultural producers like Brazil, the USA, and China, India

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Unveiling the Nutritional Landscape of India

Malnutrition in India is a multifaceted issue, encompassing both undernutrition and overnutrition. According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022 Report, around 224.3 million Indians are undernourished. Inadequate access to diverse and healthy diets causes micronutrient deficiencies, especially in children and women. Nutrition has gained

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