Press Release

ICRISAT to host agribusiness fair on 17 January 2014

Hyderabad, 14 January 2014: The Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) Program of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) will be organizing a one-day Agribusiness Fair for agribusiness innovators and entrepreneurs at the ICRISAT headquarters in Patancheru, Hyderabad, on 17 January 2014 from 0900 to 1500.

The fair will be an excellent opportunity for start-up entrepreneurs to explore various opportunities in the agri-business sector. It will also act as a platform for participants to present their agro-technology or business ideas for incubation support. Under the ABI program, selected entrepreneurs and innovative ideas will be provided incubation support.

Highlighting the importance of the event, Dr Kiran Sharma, CEO of ICRISAT’s Agribusiness and Innovation Platform (AIP) said, “Programs such as these contribute to the sustainable transformation of Indian agricultural sector from an orientation of primarily food self-sufficiency to one in which market orientation is equally important for poverty alleviation and income generation.”

ICRISAT’s Agri-Business Incubation program is an institutional innovation system that facilitates the creation of competitive agri-business enterprises through technology development and commercialization to benefit farmers in the semi-arid tropics. This serves the purpose of leveraging emerging technologies of the developed world to benefit the developing world, and helps realize the potential of new opportunities in agri-innovations, biotechnology, seed business, and farm ventures.

For participation, contact +9140- 30713452 / 30713417 or 9000130740 or e-mail

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