BioAVert I: Building disease resistance & health-care system for crops – Dr. Abhay Shendye, Swasti Agro and Bioproducts Pvt. Ltd.
Irrespective of using available technology and curative products, globally, farmers lose up to 90% produce because of diseases. The Solution lies in prevention. Swasti Agro has developed preventive “vaccines” and for plants – ecofriendly sustainable technology; and “healthcare system” – android, IOT based analysis-advice system. Healthcare system ensures proper penetration of technology up to last mile. PoC developed using BIRAC funds, over 3000 farmers used our products. We plan to reach 500,000 farmers within 3 years. Venture trained at CIIE-IIM, IIGP, aims at minimizing risk and optimizing profitability for farmers. Companies in Canada and South Africa are interested in tie ups.
Product Innovation: 1. Preventive: Minimum risk, Opt. yield. 2. Biological – NonToxic: Eco-firiendly. Will eliminate need for several Kg toxic chemicals per care. 3. Mimics Nature: Pathogen will not be resistance to products
Business model innovation: ensures last mile delivery.
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