Down to the Roots
Case for Fortified Foods

Ms. Aamira Ashtamkar, Mahyco

What is Fortified Foods? Fortified Foods are manufactured by adding micro-nutrients(essential trace elements and vitamins) to food. Often termed as enrichment, fortification is a method of adding all those nutrients which ...

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Trade and Indian Agriculture

Dr. Manoj Mehta, EXIM, Mahyco

India boasts of a rich history of trade, exchanging goods and services with many nations across the world for centuries. Despite these long-standing connections India has been struggling to meet its export potential in the recent past. Seve...

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Social Media and Agriculture

Mr. Subbarao Appemane, SVP, CorpComm & Regulatory Affairs (SEA), Mahyco

Gone are the days when we heard opinions on radio and read news in the papers. The time has come for all of us to embrace a form of new media in our lives. We live in the era of ‘Social Me...

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India’s Agricultural Policies From Then To Now

Mr. Sanjay Deshpande, Govt. Relations, Mahyco

I recently came across a report by Ashok Gulati on India’s food challenge. It raised an important question. With more than 17% of global population, less than 4% of global agri-land and less than 3% of global fresh-wat...

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India: A Beacon of Harvest Festivals

Dr. Smitha Kurup, Research Scientist, Mahyco

Considering India’s widespread geographic reach, the harvest season varies from one corner of India to the other. Crops are sown from at the onset of the monsoon in early June to July depending on the crop, and state, a...

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The Enabling Role of Education in Agriculture

Dr. Anjanabha Bhattacharya, Research Scientist, Mahyco

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. No doubt that education has empowered many to chase their dreams and make a difference. Learning e...

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Climate Change and Food Security Challenge

Dr. Bharat Char, Lead – Biotechnology, Mahyco India's Network for Climate Change

Assessment’s (INCCA) report (which can be read here) indicates that a net incre...

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The Career Aspects in the Field of Agri-Biotech

Mr. Ajay Vaidya, Chief Human Resource Officer, Mahyco

India is world’s second most populous country. With population comes many challenges and the need to match pressure for food and potable water. In a developing country like ours, problems of hunger, malnutriti...

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Soil quality and its relation to Food Security

Mr. Ritesh Mishra, Lead Regulatory Affairs, Mahyco

We are what we eat. Since what we eat is ultimately derived from soil, our health is heavily influenced by the soil’s chemical composition. 2/3rd of the world’s population lacks some essential nutrients req...

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Pesticide Use – Effects and Solutions

Dr. Srinivas Parimi, Group Leader- Research, Mahyco

Pesticides and insecticides are used to ward off some of the common crop pests during crucial periods of crop cultivation. These pesticides, besides helping us manage pests in the crops; also leave residues on the edi...

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