UPL CMD, Rajnikant Shroff honoured with Padma Bhushan

Rajnikant Devidas Shroff, Chairman, UPL is among ten recipients who would receive the coveted Padma Bhushan award for 2021, the third-highest civilian honour for his outstanding body of work in Trade and Industry.  Born in Gujarat’s Kutch, Shroff pioneered red phosphorus manufacturing in 1969, giving a...Read more


Chhattisgarh sets up twin agri start up incubation centres at IGKV, Raipur

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated two incubation centres at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) Raipur to promote start-ups and innovators in agriculture and allied sectors. While virtually inaugurating Biotech Incubation Centre and Agri-Business Incubation and Production Centre to ma...Read more


Budget 2021: Indian agri growth rests on pivotal transformation                                                  

The Indian agriculture sector accounts for close to 16 percent of the country's GDP, uses nearly half the available land, consumes around 80 percent of the freshwater resources, and engages almost 50 percent of the country's workforce. Approximately 70 percent of the rural households still depend primarily on agri...Read more


CropLife Asia seeks increased UN partnerships and agri-tech adoption to ensure food security

With the recent launch of the United Nations (UN) 'Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition', Singapore based CropLife Asia released a statement urging more partnership and agricultural technology adoption across the region to help ensure an abundant and accessible supply of safe, nutr...Read more


Escorts Ltd becomes only electric tractor manufacturer to receive CMVR certification in India

Escorts Ltd, India's leading engineering conglomerate, Agri machinery Division (EAM) has announced that the company has received Central Motors vehicles rules, 1989 (CMVR) certification in India for the electric tractor from Central Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute, Budni. Escorts limited is the firs...Read more


AgNext appoints Dr Subrat Panda as CTO

India’s leading agtech innovator AgNext, has announced the expansion of its leadership team by on boarding Dr Subrat Panda as Chief Technology Officer. With Subrat, the company aims to further build smarter & intelligent SAAS solutions on its platform and extend it to a global audience. Prior to joining...Read more


CropLife International publishes recommendations for regulatory modernisation of GM crops

Brussels based CropLife International has announced the publication of peer-reviewed recommendations to modernise the regulation of genetically modified crops in the open access Journal of Regulatory Science. “As part of our purpose to advance innovation in agriculture for a sustainable future and ensure we...Read more


Agritech DeHaat bags $30 mn in Series C funding led by Prosus Ventures  

Based in Gurgaon and Patna, Agritech start up DeHaat has announced that it has raised USD 30 million from various investors to fund its expansion plan and strengthen technology platform. The company raised USD 30 million in Series C funding, led by Prosus Ventures (formerly Naspers Ventures). RTP Global co-invest...Read more


Advanta Seeds, NSP launch two resources on forage sorghum and sugarcane aphid management

Advanta Seeds US, a global seed company and parent of the premium seed brand Alta Seeds, is upping its commitment to National Sorghum Producers, increasing its support as a Gold level sponsor through the NSP Industry Partner program.  “We have always appreciated Advanta’s support of NSP and sorgh...Read more


NASSCOM, Telangana AI Mission launch ‘Innovation Factory challenge’  

NASCOM, in collaboration with Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM), has launched an Innovation Factory – series of a grand challenge to identify innovative AI solutions to solve specific used-cases in the field of agriculture. The challenge gives a chance for innovators to assist the Government of Telangana in help...Read more


USDA picks NIHC Chairman to helm ATAC for trade in Tobacco, Cotton & Peanuts

The Chairman of the Board of the National Industrial Hemp Council Patrick Atagi was recently appointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Tobacco, Cotton, and Peanuts by United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative...Read more


BASF's Axalion-based eco-friendly insecticide to hit Indian shores by 2024

 BASF has started the global registration for a new insecticide active ingredient. The company submitted the regulatory dossiers for the Axalion™ insecticide in Australia and Korea. This step marks a key milestone in further expanding BASF’s global insecticide portfolio and the company’s pos...Read more