Catch-22, Agro-Processing, Value Chains

Aug 05, 12:00 AM

Against the background of a lighter monsoon this year, this week's chat adopts a free market-oriented view about: - The Indian agricultural value chain - How the Indian Farmer is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea - The good and evil of intermediated agriculture - Building risk-free supply chains - How diversification can help - Push for Zero Budget Natural Farming in Budget 2019

A computer engineer by training, Aneesh Jain briefly dabbled in consulting at McKinsey and TechnoServe before he found his calling in the development sector, leading to the inception of Gram Unnati, a not-for profit set up working for the improvement of farmers' lives.

In yet another gear-shift from the series of guests we have had this season, Aneesh talks about how something that intuitively looked like a brilliant idea, with everyone posed to benefit, was in fact laden with multiple challenges.

Against the background of a lighter monsoon this year, this week's chat adopts a free market-oriented view about:

- The Indian agricultural value chain
- How the Indian Farmer is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
- The good and evil of intermediated agriculture
- Building risk-free supply chains
- How diversification can help
- Push for Zero Budget Natural Farming in Budget 2019