09 CeoMeeting- Session 3- Metahelix

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Session 3: Agriculture & Nutrition

Title : Doubling Crop Productivity And Ensuring Nutritional Security

Dr Gautham Nadig, Metahelix Life Sciences

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09 CeoMeeting- Session 3- Metahelix

  1. 1. Metahelix<br />Gautham Nadig<br />
  2. 2. About Us..<br /><ul><li>Metahelix is an Ag-technology developer based in India and expanding into South East Asia.
  3. 3. Developed a Cry1C Bt Cotton which is ready for commercial release in India in 2010
  4. 4. A pan –India hybrids seeds business focusing on Hybrid Rice, Maize, Cotton, Millets & Specialty vegetables –tomato, okra & pepper
  5. 5. Operations in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia</li></ul>Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand<br />
  6. 6. About Us..<br /><ul><li>Pipeline consists of
  7. 7. Insect protection in Rice & Maize with multiple Bt genes.
  8. 8. RNAi based technologies for leaf curl virus disease protection in Cotton, Tomato
  9. 9. RNAi based technologies for rice fungal blast
  10. 10. Novel Herbicide tolerance traits in rice, maize and cotton.
  11. 11. Strong product portfolio of hybrid genetics with wide adaptation and high yields.</li></li></ul><li>Agricultural GDP<br />Agriculture’s share of GDP – 18.5%<br />Country’s population that supports Agriculture – 70 %<br />
  12. 12. Increased Demand of Food …<br /><ul><li> How are we getting improved productivity ?
  13. 13. Better farming practices.
  14. 14. Improved supply chain from farm gates to markets.
  15. 15. Higher productivity -use of biotechnology in seeds
  16. 16. crop protection traits
  17. 17. nitrogen use efficiency
  18. 18. drought tolerance</li></li></ul><li>Key Crops for Asia<br />Rice (83.92 M.Ha/ 155 M.Ha)<br /> Maize ( 50 M.Ha/ 150 M.Ha)<br />Cotton ( 20 M.Ha/ 35 M.Ha)<br />
  19. 19. Hybrid Rice <br />Rice accounts to 50% of the total GDP from agriculture<br />Rice output is expected to fall by 8 per cent in 2009-10<br />
  20. 20. Hybrid Rice -challenges to improved productivity <br />Insect pests<br />10% yield loss in traditional agriculture<br />25% yield loss under modern agriculture <br />Stem Borers, Brown Plant Hoppers, Leaf Folders<br /> Fungal Diseases – Rice Fungal Blast<br /><ul><li>Drought tolerance in uplands during vegetative period
  21. 21. Prolonged submergence in flood prone areas
  22. 22. Coastal salinity; Cold injury</li></li></ul><li>Hybrid Rice – Development Strategies<br /><ul><li> Breeding for multiple ecologies & customer needs.
  23. 23. Yield enhancement > 5% for a product advancement
  24. 24. Biotechnology traits – Lepidopteron pests, Fungal Blast
  25. 25. Product evaluation- in many countries -India, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam & Bangladesh
  26. 26. Bt based technologies .. Field trials in 2010/11
  27. 27. RNAi for fungal diseases .. Field trials in 2010/11
  28. 28. Novel Herbicide tolerance traits .. Field trials 2011/12
  29. 29. Need to overcome –outcrossing!</li></li></ul><li>Hybrid Rice<br /><ul><li> Early Maturity
  30. 30. Medium Maturity
  31. 31. Full Maturity
  32. 32. Slender/Aromatic Rice
  33. 33. CMS & TGMS hybrids
  34. 34. Bt for Yellow Stem Borer
  35. 35. RNAi -rice fungal blast
  36. 36. Grain type : Medium Slender/Bold
  37. 37. Maturity:135 days (N.India)
  38. 38. Yield: 8 -10 MT /Ha
  39. 39. 500,000 Acres of cultivation in India</li></li></ul><li>Hybrid Rice – Insect protection traits..<br />YSB Bioassays<br />Non-Transgenic<br />Transgenic<br />
  40. 40. Hybrid Maize<br /><ul><li> Expect 10% increase in Maize Cultivation over next decade</li></li></ul><li>Hybrid Maize – challenges to improved productivity <br /><ul><li> Insect Pests – Stem Borers, Ear Worm
  41. 41. Fungal Diseases – Late Wilt, Downy Mildew, Blights
  42. 42. Herbicide tolerance
  43. 43. Drought and Heat Tolerance
  44. 44. Lodging tolerance
  45. 45. Improved Inbreds</li></li></ul><li>Hybrid Maize – Development Strategies<br />Improved Genotype & Environment.<br />Reduced Yield Losses – pest protection<br /> Bt based traits for insect protection<br />Herbicide protection<br /> Field trials in 2010/11<br /><ul><li>Adoption of single cross hybrids
  46. 46. Hybrids responsive to higher population levels
  47. 47. Hybrids with wider adaptability
  48. 48. Accelerated genetic gain- increased investment on traditional and biotech research </li></li></ul><li>Hybrid Maize<br /><ul><li> Early Maturity – 849 – 110 -115 days
  49. 49. Medium Maturity – 888 - 120 -125 days
  50. 50. Full Maturity – 8255- 130 -140 days
  51. 51. White Maize – 7314
  52. 52. Products for all market segments
  53. 53. Approvals in India , Indonesia & Bangladesh
  54. 54. Testing in Vietnam, Philiippines</li></ul>8255 <br /><ul><li> Grain type : Orange Flint
  55. 55. Maturity:135 days (Irrigated)
  56. 56. Yield: 8-10 MT/Ha</li></ul>888<br /><ul><li> Grain type : Yellow Dent
  57. 57. Medium Maturity:135 days
  58. 58. (Irrigated & Rainfed)</li></ul>7314<br /><ul><li> Grain type : White
  59. 59. Maturity:135 days (Irrigated)</li></li></ul><li> Innovation that would deal with un-certain effects of Climate Change<br />

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