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Raghavan Sampathkumar
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Chief Manager – Corporate Affairs & Communications, Indofil Industries Limited

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  • IYPH2020: Why the Agri-Food industry should care about it?  

    2020-02-07

    The UN announced 2020 as the “International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). While it is easy to dismiss ‘Plant Health’ as a matter limited only to farming, it has huge direct and indirect implications across different entities of food chain. Hence, the importance of plant health from the perspectives of food and nutritional security, food safety, economic prosperity, need for holistic understanding of the ONE Health paradigm are discussed in the first part of this column. Subsequent parts will delve deeply into IYPH2020 and what the agri-food sector, particularly the plant science industry, must do to utilize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to promote the importance of plant health to all stakeholders including consumers through education and creating awareness.

    The UN announced 2020 as the “International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). While it is easy to dismiss ‘Plant Health’ as a matter limited only to farming, it has huge direct and indirect implications across different entities of food chain. Hence, the importance of plant health from the perspectives of food and nutritional security, food safety, economic prosperity, need for holistic understanding of the ONE Health paradigm are discussed in the first part of this column. Subsequent parts will delve deeply into IYPH2020 and what the agri-food sector, particularly the plant science industry, must do to utilize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to promote the importance of plant health to all stakeholders including consumers through education and creating awareness.

  • Agri-inputs industry in India: Time for a ‘Tech-Makeover’  

    2020-01-14

    India is evolving faster than ever before with the number of monthly active internet users fast approaching the half a billion mark (451 million, to be precise) in 2019. As the “tech tsunami” is literally sweeping all the industries off their feet in an unimaginable manner, it is also ruthlessly making things, concepts and ideas become obsolete at an unforgivable pace.

    India is evolving faster than ever before with the number of monthly active internet users fast approaching the half a billion mark (451 million, to be precise) in 2019. As the “tech tsunami” is literally sweeping all the industries off their feet in an unimaginable manner, it is also ruthlessly making things, concepts and ideas become obsolete at an unforgivable pace.

  • The importance of PVP on the seed sector development in Asia  

    2019-12-20

    Seed industry plays a crucial role in producing adequate quantities of safe and quality food currently and for 9 billion people by 2050. Global seed sector is growing at a CAGR of 9.4% and is expected to touch US$92 billion by 2020. Like any other industries, seed sector also needs innovations to remain efficient, sustainable and profitable.

    Seed industry plays a crucial role in producing adequate quantities of safe and quality food currently and for 9 billion people by 2050. Global seed sector is growing at a CAGR of 9.4% and is expected to touch US$92 billion by 2020. Like any other industries, seed sector also needs innovations to remain efficient, sustainable and profitable.

  • MCPA supports Dietary Risk Assessment Training Seminar by the Department of Agriculture, Malaysia  

    2015-06-18

    The Malaysian CropLife & Public Health Association (MCPA), in collaboration with the Pesticides Control Division, Department of Agriculture, Malaysia organized a 1-day training on Dietary Risk Assessment on 5 Jun 2015 at the Institut Latihan Pengembangan Pertanian (ILPP), Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

    The Malaysian CropLife & Public Health Association (MCPA), in collaboration with the Pesticides Control Division, Department of Agriculture, Malaysia organized a 1-day training on Dietary Risk Assessment on 5 Jun 2015 at the Institut Latihan Pengembangan Pertanian (ILPP), Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

  • CropLife Indonesia supports CocoaSafe Indonesia Initiative  

    2015-06-12

    Demonstrating its commitment to promote stewardship and sustainability, CropLife Indonesia is supporting CocoaSafe, an initiative focusing on capacity building and knowledge sharing on Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues in cocoa.

    Demonstrating its commitment to promote stewardship and sustainability, CropLife Indonesia is supporting CocoaSafe, an initiative focusing on capacity building and knowledge sharing on Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues in cocoa.

  • Crop Protection Stewardship: A Holistic Food Chain Perspective  

    2015-06-09

    The term Food Value Chain refers to the holistic representation of movement of food from farms through different entities including farmers, agri-input suppliers, distribution chain, storage, food processors and retailing to final consumption

    The term Food Value Chain refers to the holistic representation of movement of food from farms through different entities including farmers, agri-input suppliers, distribution chain, storage, food processors and retailing to final consumption

  • Crop Protection Stewardship and Food Safety  

    2015-05-29

    In crop protection products, stewardship is a holistic product life-cycle approach whereby their benefits are maximized through responsible and judicious use while risks are minimized through educating the users against indiscriminate and unscrupulous usage.

    In crop protection products, stewardship is a holistic product life-cycle approach whereby their benefits are maximized through responsible and judicious use while risks are minimized through educating the users against indiscriminate and unscrupulous usage.

  • Solutions through Stewardship: Crop Protection Chemicals and Sustainable Agriculture  

    2015-03-10

    Globally, agriculture is facing enormous pressure to produce more food for the growing population while water scarcity, land degradation, climate change, and shrinking cultivable area are increasingly becoming realities around the world.

    Globally, agriculture is facing enormous pressure to produce more food for the growing population while water scarcity, land degradation, climate change, and shrinking cultivable area are increasingly becoming realities around the world.

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