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RAY Consulting Presents
Agri Business Summit & Agri Awards 2020

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Due to COVID 19 ABSA 2020 has been postponed until further notice

Award Categories

Agri Management Education Institute
  • As agri chain is getting professionalized like rest of the industries, management education plays critical role in sharpening the management practices through process, strategy and delivery
  • Institutions who have infra structure to impart decisive leadership skills
  • Institutions whose alumni are contributing to the welfare of farming
  • Institutions who have dedicated courses / Executive development programs on agri / rural sector can apply
Agri Research Institution
  • The backbone of India’s green revolution are the research institutions, who have taken efforts to develop and deliver promising crop varieties
  • Institutions work on developing innovative agronomic practices
  • Institutions who have developed cutting and cost effective farm technology
Agri University
  • Agri Universities are link between the farming and modern student
  • Students who are developing practical tools to enhance farming, are helping farmers directly
  • Alumni of these universities are directly associated with agri inputs, research and education
Bank / VC / NBFC
  • Farming is no more treated as a traditional way of life, Farming is a business, when looked as a growth engine, it delivers
  • Banks / VCs / Financial Institutions play critical role not only in taking care of farm loans but are not investing in the growth of the agri input industry
  • Bank / VC / financial institutions that are in primary or secondary investments in the value chain from farm to fork are eligible to apply.
  • The finance invested / offered should be benefit farming in building technology / offering solutions / enhancing farm productivity / add to value chain
Co-Op Society / NGOs / FPO
  • Co-Operative societies / NGO / FPO hand hold farmers by interventions that help farmers grow more with better farm practices
  • They make farmers self-reliant
  • Work on Lab to Land programs
  • Develop and deliver projects that are funded from across the Globe
Company of the Year
  • A company which is over all appreciated by the stake holders
  • It gives entire range of agrochemicals
  • Has immense brand pull
  • Works closely with research and development community
  • Educates farmer with good application practices
  • Serves farming community with utmost solutions
  • Has pan India presence
CSR / Stewardship initiative company
  • A company that has either spent money on better farming practices awareness, or any other initiative that has benefitted farmers in particular or society at large in specially rural areas.
  • Company or group that has helped farming community in education of safe and right use of pesticides
Digital Farming Technology
  • Companies that have leveraged the digital space by offering simple and easy to use tools to the farmers, distribution channel
Formulation innovation
  • A research-based company
  • Molecule launched could be a standalone chemical formulation or a combination formulation
  • Has formal CIB registration
  • Has solved at least one difficult challenge in farmers crops
Government
  • Each government has the biggest mandate to ensure food security to feed the growing population
  • Government that helps farming in totality has succeeded in a better way
  • Government machinery is the fastest and the largest that can make things happen
  • Government policies effect the regional, global, climatic and marketing linkages
HR company
  • A company complying with HR protocols
  • Having a PMS system in place
  • Chalks a growth path for each associate
  • Recognises talent and offers multi-dimensional opportunities
  • Believes in imparting continuous learning and development to its associates
  • Creates leaders
Leader with Strategic Vision – National, Regional
  • A leader who seared company not in growth but offered all round strategic guidance to the company
  • His / her role played critical in growing in challenging times by maintaining highest integrity
Learning and Development professional (Training)
  • A professional who has imparted techno commercial learning to the team agri professionals to deliver not only company’s top line but also made them understand need for ethical business
Lifetime achievement award
  • No nominations are entertained but will be chosen by the Jury
Micro irrigation company of the year
  • A company which has brought in new and innovative technology to the farmers
  • It gives modern range of micro irrigation devices
  • Has immense brand pull
  • Educates farmer with good application practices
  • Serves farming community with utmost solutions
Most innovative marketing campaigns
  • A company that has remarkably addressed / solved the problem by offering innovative, integrated solution
  • Used tools of different media
  • Campaign that turned a business success
  • Investments made were well encashed and will be delivered for a long time to come
Others
  • In case we have missed category that you feel will add value to Indian agriculture, and must be entered, please feel free to list here
PGPR
  • PGPR that increases the crop yield
  • Solves abiotic challenges of the crops
  • Helps farm produce to be better than existing output in terms of produce quality and higher yield out put
R&D
  • Company having best R & D facilities
  • Recognised by DSIR
  • Data generation enough that can be used for product registrations
  • Hire the best of research background talent
  • Offers at-least 1-2 formulations in 2-3 years of space time
  • Good product pipeline that solves burning issues of farmers
Seeds – Field Crops company
  • A company which has brought in new and innovative technology seeds to the farmers with higher yields and other factors that help farmer to cultivate effectively
  • It gives farmer higher price when marketed
  • Has immense brand pull
  • Educates farmer with good package of practices for crop cultivation
  • Serves farming community with utmost solutions
Seeds Vegetable company
  • A company which has brought in new and innovative technology seeds to the farmers with higher yields and other factors that help farmer to cultivate effectively
  • It gives farmer higher price when marketed
  • Has immense brand pull
  • Educates farmer with good package of practices for crop cultivation
  • Serves farming community with utmost solutions
Start Up / Emerging company
  • A company not more than 5 years old and has made a mark by offering better crop solutions
  • Has presence in more than at least five states
  • Has plans to grow multi fold in next 3-5 years
  • A crop solution company having a break taking offering for crops
  • Solution could be from digital space, plant protection of Plant health i.e. PGPRs
Water-Soluble Fertilizer (WSF) / Novel Nutrient Company
  • A company that has strived hard to educate stake holders in popularising WSF
  • Has solved nutrient deficiency in crops through WSF
  • A company that has brought in novel nutrients that meet the crop nutrient hunger
  • Has helped farming to increase the output because of their nutrient usage
  • Cost effective
Women creating impact in Agriculture
  • Women who are shaping futuristic Agriculture
  • Women from corporate roles, research, education, CSR intervention, SHG, leading in startup, venture capital or any relevant field