Agri Startups are in the take – off stage in Indian farming. Pertaining to several activities such as weather advisories, modified farming including irrigation, introduction of new crops, seed production, spatial technologies, remote operation techniques, drones and sensors, precision farming and protected cultivation with high value crops, bioformulation, harvest implements, aggregation, primary processing, sorting and grading, packaging, delivery and logistics, waste management, etc., their efforts have been focused towards enhancing efficiency in farm operations and maximizing return. Elements of novelty, quality, innovation and entrepreneurship being the key ingredients, some of the units have brought in new approaches in this context, such as apps, image processing, nanotechnologies, artificial intelligence, branding and so on.
This book will provide a single platform on the topic related to agri startups. It covers the concepts and terms related to start-ups, technology profiling and support for incubators and start ups, capacity building and skill development needs, financial instruments and institutional mechanisms and market orientation of start ups etc.
This book shall serve the purpose for academia sector especially for start-ups, entrepreneurs, student, teachers, and research scholars in the field of agriculture and allied sciences. The book is well referenced , making skillful use of first-person sources. The authors place on record to acknowledge the various sources of references from where this book is compiled.
S. Ayyappan has significantly contributed to the R&D of fisheries sector in particular and agriculture in general. He has served the country in different roles of Director, ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai, DDG (Fisheries), ICAR, New Delhi and Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR before joining as the NABARD Chair Professor at ICAR-NDRI, SRS, Bengaluru. His Scientific contributions towards the development of agriculture are well appreciated and he has been bestowed with several recognitions and awards. Dr. Ayyappan is Presently serving as Chancellor to Central Agricultural University, Imphal.
Mukund A. Kataktalware did his graduation in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry from Veterinary College, Nagpur in 1997. He completed her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Livestock Production and Management from National Dairy Research Institute in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Dr. Kataktalware joined Indian Council of Agricultural Research as a Scientist in 2004 at National Research Centre on Yaks, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, where he served for about five years. Presently Dr. Kataktalware is working as a Senior Scientist under ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Southern Regional Station, Bangaluru. He later did in PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from IGNOU, New Delhi in 2013. He has published a number of research papers and popular articles in various national and international journals of repute. He has published a book on Scientific Dairy Farming and successfully guided several PG students for their research work.