Agriculture in India
• Agriculture Growth Rate in India GDP in spite of its decline in the share of
the country's GDP plays a very important role in the all round economic
and social development of the country.
• The Union Budget 2012-13 has pegged India's GDP growth at 7.6% for the
• Greater focus on the agriculture sector will help double digit growth
• Contribution to the GDP has declined from 42.8% in 1960 to 19% in 2010
Indian Agriculture Industry
Reducing Arable Land due to
Rapid Industrialisation Use of Crops as Bio-Fuels
Food Scarcity Crisis
Will require high yield seeds
& bio-fertilizers to improve
India would be short of
14 mmt of food grains
by 2017 if the present
growth rate of food
Source: Govt. of India
Expected to grow from 1.1 bn
in 2009 to 1.9 bn by 2050
Source: UN Population
Per capita availability of agri land
Source: Union Agriculture Ministry
0.33 ha 0.14 ha 0.05 ha
1951 2001 2035
Indian Agrochemicals Industry
The Indian agrochemicals market grew at a rate of 7.5%
from US$ 1.36 billion in FY 2009 to an estimated USD 1.8
billion in FY 2012
4th largest producer in the world after the US, Japan and
Exports formed 50% of total industry turnover in FY08 and
have achieved a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)
of 29% from FY 2004 to FY 2008.
Produces 16% of the world’s food grains; responsible for
only 2% of world’s pesticides usage.
The Indian agricultural sector is highly dependent on
monsoons, the market for agrochemicals is expected to
grow at a conservative growth rate of 7.5% to reach USD
1.95 billion by FY14
Approx. 18% of the crop yield worth Rs. 900 billion is lost
due to pests every year in India.
Benefits of Agricultural
• Increases production yields, thereby reducing pressures
to force more land, often marginal and highly erodible
land, into production;
• Enhances soil moisture content, reducing erosion and
limiting carbon dioxide emissions;
• Using biotech greatly reduces on-farm energy
consumption and associated environmental impacts;
• Concentrated animal agriculture operations via
biotechnology-improved feed products and biotech
nutritional supplements for livestock.
• It helps produce crops and raise animals without relying
on toxic chemical pesticides, synthetic
fertilizers, genetically modified seeds that degrade
soil, water, or other natural resources
• Agricultural biotechnology company, based in India.
• The company offers bio-products including biocides, bio-
fertilizers and stimulants, and hybrid seeds.
• Camson delivers innovative products to maximize agricultural
productivity and sustainability while reducing the
• First Indian company in India to research, produce and market
unique seeds like ice box watermelons under 3 kilos out of
their own R&D facilities
• The company provides biocides that destroy and control the
growth of harmful pathogens. It offers bio-fertilizers which
increases soil fertility and reduces the cost of cultivation.
• Proven track record of hybrid vegetable seeds
• Range of over 49 varieties
• Pipeline of an additional 70 more varieties
• Effective mobilisation of nutrients to plant
• Reduce the need to use chemical fertilizers by restoring the
soils natural nutrient cycle and enhancing the soil condition
• Effective in controlling various pests and pathogen
• Leading edge in innovating/ formulating effective biocides
•Longer shelf life
•Higher Realisation due to unique
•Offer great protection period
•Pests/insects do not develop resistance to
biocide even after multiple uses
•Fewer sprays, in turn saves labor cost
•Greater yield per acre
•Zero residue product
•Can be used along with chemical pesticides
•Cater to wide range of crops
The Camson Advantage
• Strong focus on in-house research capabilities
• Entire Biocides research process takes about 9 - 12
• Have been set up in southern and northern parts of
India, keeping in mind the diverse demand in both.
• Contract production (Hybrid seeds) spread over 1000
acres in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
• Currently active in Six States Andhra
Pradesh, UP, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka
• Intends to expand on pan-India basis and enter in
• World Population is 7 billion in 2013 growing at 30% for the last two decades.
• To feed such a huge population modernization of agricultural sector, such as large
scale farming with monocropping , intensive chemical fertilization and modern
agricultural machinery has been done.
• This has resulted to soil degradation processes such as drought, soil erosion or
soil, hence land productivity is tending to decline.
• To achieve Zero-residue farming use of Bio fertilizers and bio pesticides is key to
sustainable yields for future generations.
• They protect crops and help sustain growth by using biocides for safer, healthy
and eco friendly produce.
• Uses organically derived biocides and biofertilizers to protect crops and enhance
• Advantages it offers:
Low use of chemicals
Less burden on environment
• Reduced availability
of farm land
• Degradation of
farmland due to
• Low water availability
• High input Cost
Growing global population, has resulted in
unprecedented challenges in sustainably addressing
some of the world's toughest problems.
Feeding the world, decreasing dependence on fossil
fuels, and protecting people and the environment
are all critical issues that require long-term thinking
and science-driven innovation.
Future Trend For Agricultural
India to sustain its growing population needs to achieve food grain
self-sufficiency and the momentum in floriculture and horticulture
Government stepping its efforts up to educate farmers the right use
of agrochemicals in terms of quantity to be used, the right
application methodology and appropriate chemicals to be used for
indentified pest problems .
Focus on developing environmentally safe bio pesticides by the
industry as well as the Government.
Focus by larger companies on brand building by conducting
awareness camps for farmers and providing complete solutions
Focus on R&D in bio-pesticides segment with increasing preference
for environmentally safe products in the market
“Farmers are not defenseless in their struggle
against evolving agriculture challenges and we
can meet these challenges with solutions that
are more environmentally friendly”
“Biotechnology will continue to be one of the
‘greenest’ tools available to help farmers better
provide the food, fuel and fiber to serve a
- Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, Exective VP, BIO