NAIP initiative on mainstreaming agribusiness


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With Indian agri-food sector becoming a hotbed for MNC investment, we look at how agribusiness can help in improving the state of Indian agriculture and the need for policy regulations. The success of NIABI in furthering agribusiness opportunities through technology commercialization shows that the incubator network can play a pivotal role in promoting agribusiness in the country. A favourable environment supporting agribusiness and incubators needs to be developed so as to promote the sector.

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NAIP initiative on mainstreaming agribusiness

  1. 1. NAIP initiative on mainstreaming agribusiness Dr. R.C. Agrawal Registrar General Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India)
  2. 2. NAIP(National Agricultural Innovation Project) To groom agriculture as a business venture…… Four Components:- 1.ICAR as a Catalyzing agent for Management of Change in Indian NARS 2.Research on Production to Consumption Systems (PCS) 3.Research on Sustainable Rural Livelihood Security(SRLS) 4.Basic and Strategic Research in Frontier Areas of Agricultural Sciences (BSR)
  3. 3. Sub-Components of Component 11.1 Information, Communication & Dissemination System (ICDS)1.2 Business Planning & Development (BPD)1.3 Learning & Capacity Building (L & CB)1.4 Policy Gender analysis & Visioning (PGAV)1.5 Remodeling Financial & Procurement System (RFPS)
  4. 4. Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators Laid a unique and globally pioneering platform for Agri Business development in the country through NARES
  5. 5. Development of Infrastructure •Fully Equipped Office Space •Modern Laboratories and Technology Facilities •Commercial Utilities
  6. 6. Intellectual Property & Technology Management • Protection of IP Rights • Prioritization of Commercially Viable Technologies • Commercialization and Licensing of Technologies Broad Categories Seeds and Planting Biotechnological Material Products Post Harvest & Farm implements & Value Addition Machinery
  7. 7. TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING • EDPs for Sourcing of New Entrepreneurs • EDPs for Imparting Technical Skills to Entrepreneurs • Training for Internal Human Resource • Capacity Building of Zonal Partners
  8. 8. BUSINESS INCUBATION• Business Idea Selection• Market Analysis and Feasibility Study• Technical and Business Training• Up-scaling• Business Plan Preparation• Sourcing of Fund• Mentorship in Establishment of Commercial Units• Business Promotion
  9. 9. Technological Impacts
  10. 10. IARI- Hydrogel Sector wise Fresh Water Utilization (%) 6 As the fresh water resources are 5 depleting in India technologies are being developed to address this acute problem faced by Indian Agriculture. 89 Taking these technologies to the end users is possible only through Business Incubators Agriculture Industry DomesticHydrogel technology has been commercialized by BPD-IARI whichaddresses the need for water conservation in India Agriculture
  11. 11. Impacting Crop Production • BPD units have commercialized various high yielding crop varieties and hybrids which greatly contribute to the crop production in the Pusa RH 10 country
  12. 12. Creating Impacts at Ground Zero Emral Mobile Based Irrigation Scheduling Equipment • Uncertainty in the availability of three phase connections • Death due to snake bites as farmers walk down from their homes to pump houses in nights • Scarcity of labour to irrigate large farms
  13. 13. Industrial Impact (through new product introduction) • The size of Semi-processed and ready to eat packaged food industry is over Rs 4000 crores. • Indian Food Processing industry has the untapped domestic market of 1000 million consumers (mostly semi urban and rural consumers) • BPD Units have introduced many processed foods of its respective institutes and incubatees that suit the semi-urban and rural consumersMillet based ready to eat foods from Coronet Foods- An Incubatee of BPD-TNAU
  14. 14. Laptop packaging box made from Banana Fibre This innovation from M/s Eco Green Unit- an incubatee of BPD- TNAU addresses • Industrial Eco friendly packaging need • Improves the income levels of banana farmers • Wealth from Waste
  15. 15. Social Impact Seed Business Incubation • Turning Farmers in to Program Seed Enterprenuers Pre production • BPD-TNAU has 1. Business plan implemented the Seed Business Incubation 2. Capacity building program in Tsunami 3. Escort services Affected Nagapattinam (banks, dept, and market yards) district in the state of Tamil NaduProduction Seed Post production • beejIndia Producer1. Seed Access Business Company Limited has 1. Branding2. Quality control been registered by BPD- Incubation 2. Marketing3. Processing IARI 3. After sale4. Storage access support
  16. 16. Technical ConsultancyM/s Sultan Fish Seed Farm -for establishing a facility forvalue added products fromfreshwater fish at Karnal,Haryana. The Unit is beinginaugurated by Dr. S.Ayyappan, Secretary DAREand Director General, ICARon 26th February 2011.Thermal Process validationconsultancy by BPD-CIFT ofsea foods to M/S HorizonFisheries, Mandhoo, Maldives
  17. 17. Salient achievements of BPDs Incubatees : 336 enterpreneurs Technologies commercialized : 60 Revenue Generated through Tech. commercialization: Rs. 400 lakhs New Additional funding Initiatives : MSME incubation funding for 8 BPD units worth Rs. 5.3 crore & 1 DST funding for Rs. 2.5 crore. IARI BPD Building and laboratory
  18. 18. Salient achievements of BPDs ICAR up-scaling the initative across the country with over ~50 new BPDs in the 12th five-year plan. Other SAUs and ICAR institutions initiating ABIs with other resources (ANGRAU, Rajasthan Agricultural College, Annamalai, DOR, DRR). Paradigm shift in NARS for promoting Innovation & Entrepreneurs in agri R&D through PPP. With the establishment of 10 BPDUs, India has achieved the distinction of having the highest number of ABIs in the world. Globally, there are over 50,000 BIs, but the number of ABIs are only 35
  19. 19. Visit to attendEMRC- AgriBusiness Forum 2011 Johannesburg , South Africa 16-20 Oct 2011
  20. 20. Visit to incubators in South Africa• Timbali Technology Incubator, Nelspruit – Ms. Louise de Klerk, CEO• FURNTECH, Johannesburg – Mr. Michael Reddy, CEO Both these incubators are financed by Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), Federal Govt. of South Africa
  21. 21. Process of Incubation Technical Mentoring and Coaching Business Skills DevelopmentBusiness Management Mentoring and Coaching Business Technology Incubation Programme
  22. 22. As a Follow upNAIP is involving each BPD in at least onevalue chain preferably for NAIP developedvalue chains
  23. 23. Sustaining Impacts• Awareness on market developments/demands• Market Oriented Product Development- Increased interaction among Scientists and Business Managers• Scouting new technologies for business incubation beneficiaries• Commercializing problem solving technologies• Evolving new incubation service strategies• Better promotion and publicity• Effective linkage with National Innovation Council
  24. 24. The encouragement and support from DG, ICAR;ND, NAIP; all BPDs, and ICRISAT is greatly rg-ppvfra@nic.inacknowledged