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Updated: Jul 1, 2020

AgClinic on “Digitizing F&V Supply Chains” on 29th May

The AgClinic on “Digitizing F&V Supply Chains” was successfully conducted by ThinkAg on 29th May. The virtual event, moderated by ThinkAg Co-Founders Raman Ahuja & Ritu Verma, involved productive discussions & debate around: (a) Role of tech & digital tools in streamlining procurement operation (b) Tech-enabled F&V supply chains to minimize post-harvest losses, improve traceability and enhance income of farmer (c) Leveraging innovative tech in farm-to-fork models (d) Are digital quality assaying solutions across the supply chains scale-able? (e) Challenges in logistics. Does tech help in optimizing outbound logistics? The event oversaw a host of Roundtable Contributors viz. Nishchint Bhatia, VP & Head- Agricultural Operations, PepsiCo International, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Pallavi Palkar, National Head: T2 cities, BigBasket, Vasudevan Chinnathambi, Co-Founder, Ninjacart, Karthik Jayaraman, Founding Team Member, WayCool Foods and Products, Varun Khurana, Co-Founder, Crofarm, Aditya Agarwalla, Co-Founder & CEO, Kisan Network, Anu Meena, Founder, Agrowave, Ramakirshnan M, Vice President- Sales, Intello Labs & Rikin Gandhi, Co-Founder, Loop.

AgClinic on“Digitizing Agri-input Supply Chains” on 22nd May

The AgClinic on “Digitizing Agri-input Supply Chains” was successfully hosted by ThinkAg on 22 May, with Bayer as a Knowledge Partner. The virtual event, moderated by Co-Founders of ThinkAg Hemendra Mathur & Ritu Verma, involved discussions & debate on: (i) The role of E-commerce of Agri Inputs- What are the challenges Agri Input Corporates / E-commerce players face? (ii) Customer-targeted engagement- As customer engagement moves towards 1-1, can digitization in Agriculture lead to better targeting of products and solutions to farmers? Importance of digital apps for providing advisory- status quo & way forward & (iii) Challenges in last mile logistics- Does technology help in optimizing the last mile delivery of agri inputs? The event oversaw a host of eminent Contributors viz. Rohit Maini, Grower Engagement Lead- India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, T.R. Kesavan, Group President- Corporate Relations & Alliances, Sanjiv Kanwar, Country Manager, Yara International, Mahesh Girdhar, President- Crop Nutrition Business, Abhijeet Satsangi, AVP- Channel Strategy & Sales Excellence and Devinder Chawla, Partner, EY. Many AgTech Innovators viz. AgroStar, DeHaat, BigHaat, Behtar Zindagi, BharatRohan, BharatAgri, Unnati, Krishify, NaPanta, Gramophone, WRMS, Vesatogo, Tusker Transport, Loop, etc. also actively participated in the AgClinic.

Organizational announcement

ThinkAg is increasing its resource deployment. We are pleased to announce that BP Singh has joined us in Mayas Corporate Relationships Head. He will be responsible for expanding and managing the membership base of ThinkAg. He will be responsible for maintaining constructive and continuous engagement with members and ensuring that their specific needs are met by ThinkAg. He will be a single point of contact for all the members. BP Singh graduated in agriculture from GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (UP). He comes with a total of 38 years of experience in managing sales, marketing, technology adoption, innovation and other subjects in agri input industry. He may be reached at and +91 98677 12244. He will be based at Mumbai.

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