Diversification, Policy & Institutions, Seed systems
Dryland cereals, Grain legumes
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
18 Apr 20
Lockdown spurs Indian seed industry to explore leaner business models and plan door deliveries to farmers
COVID-19, Lockdown, Indian seed industry, Leaner business models, Quality seeds, Pooling resources, Ushering in technology, Gubba Seed Cold Storage, Webinar, Production, Packing, Marketing, Finance to supply chain.
ICRISAT Happenings 1850-3, 18 April 2020
COVID-19 might have ushered in social distancing but it did bring together Indian seed industry companies to meet virtually, think of ways to optimize operations, put competition aside and collaborate to deliver quality seed to farmers’ doorsteps. While negotiating the hurdles posed by the lockdown, it is likely that a leaner and more efficient system will emerge that protects farmers from exploitation by traders who hike up prices in situations like these.
18 Apr 20