A guest talk was organized by KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) on 16th July 2021 for the students of MBA (Agribusiness Management) under the Agribusiness Leader’s Talk Series.

The talk was delivered by Mr. J. V. Ratnam, Senior AVP-Crop Protection at Coromandel International Limited. Highlighting the status of agriculture during the Covid-19 pandemic, he shared about the growth of agriculture and allied sector and the increase in cropped area due to reverse migration. He touched upon the various government interventions like empowering farmers through FPOs, sustainable agriculture, National Open Digital Ecosystem (NODE). Mr. Ratnam also spoke about the different schemes like PM Kisan and Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana that are launched to assist the farmers. He talked about the Seed bill of India and its truthful labeling. Mr. Ratnam emphasized the significance of having India’s own sustainable model.

Mr. Ratnam comes with a rich experience in the agribusiness sector having worked at Premier Irrigation Adritech Pvt. Ltd as Vice President, Country Manager at Bioseed for Vietnam, National Sales Manager at Advanta Seeds Pvt. Ltd, General Manager – Seeds & Traits in Dow Agrosciences India and Regional Sales Manager at DuPont.  He is an Agribusiness Management graduate from MANAGE and has done his Bachelors in Agriculture from Govind Ballabh Pant Krishi Evam Praudyogik Vishwavidyalaya.