Ajay Katyal: A Leader On A Quest To Promote Organic Farming For The Long Haul | CEOInsights Magazine
  • Ajay Katyal, CEO & Director

    Ajay Katyal, CEO & Director

  • More than 70 years ago, it was in the 1930s and 1940s that the great organic leaders Sir Albert Howard, F.H. King, Rudolf Steiner, and others enforced an idea endeavoring to change the face of agriculture- and led, eventually, to global recognition and a worldwide movement to protect the planet's soil. It is the organic movement. Growing manifolds with burgeoning demands worldwide, organic is not a mere buzzword today. Old is new in the world agriculture today, as new-age agronomists who believe that the use of animal manures (often made into compost), cover crops, crop rotation, and biologically based pest controls resulted in a better farming system, are busy digging into the old haggard method of farming and driving farmers towards this endeavor. Educated and experienced, Ajay Katyal (CEO & Director, Nature Pearls) has a clear knowledge on the changes indispensable for the faster growth in the organic farming.

  • Ajay Katyal: A Leader On A Quest To Promote Organic Farming For The Long Haul

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Top 10 Leaders In Agriculture - 2021

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  • Top 10 Leaders In Agriculture - 2021

    Agriculture is defined as the scientific practice of crop production by humans or machines. It is the sole supplier of quality food to the entire population on the planet, and any minute difference in the process creates havoc in the production quality and quantity. This havoc can be of human or natural origin, but effective leadership in modern-day agriculture practice eliminates any possibility of miscalculation. From irrigation to livestock raising and marketing of the products, to teaching the `art' in agriculture, leadership in agriculture varies a lot. The Indian Agriculture and Allied Industries Industry Report, released in October this year, states that Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for almost 58 percent of India's population, where the gross value added by agriculture, forestry, and fishing was estimated at Rs. 19.48 lakh crore (US$ 276.37 billion) in FY20. Even during the crisis buzzes, with countrywide lockdown, during which the country went through an economic halt, the Modi government estimated that the agriculture sector is the mainstream of the Indian economy as it is predicted to evolve at a rate of 3 percent for the year 2020-21, according to data by NITI Aayog. Leadership in farming is vehemently important for people to know the different agriculture-based finished products apart from the raw materials that are available in the local market. Leaders ensure the products are going through an effective supply chain without any hassling or communication gap between any organizational levels. In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of `Top 10 Leaders In Agriculture - 2021', is presented to the readers to know about leadership role and how the leaders are actively involved from production to supply. The listing is prepared by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs, and the CEO Insights editorial board.

Company Logo Company Name Company Management Company Description
Nature PearlsNature Pearls Ajay Katyal,Director & CEO He is involved in the inception of India's one of the earliest organic farming practices for 25+ years with specialization in international business development, marketing, and organic and specialty food products
Envirevo AgritechEnvirevo Agritech Anirban Khan,Founder A pioneering leader in the Hydroponics industry in India striving to create a world where everyone has access to healthy organic food through his venture
myHarvest FarmsmyHarvest Farms Archana Stalin,Founder & Growth Champion She is known for her contribution to the changing world who got a chance to get mentored from amazing people
Acsen HyVegAcsen HyVeg Dr. Arvind Kapur,MD He is a passionate reader of national and international agricultural magazines, which helps him collating the new technologies which are being used or going the impact the seed industry in future
East West SeedEast West Seed Dilip Rajan,Managing Director A leader in the business transformation and sustainable revenue generation with allround experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotech, and agriculture
Durga Seed FarmDurga Seed Farm Karan Mahajan,Founder Partner An industry veteran striving to create a better and healthy India with his expertise in business strategy creation, team management, and business development
Foragen SeedsForagen Seeds Prabhakar Babu. G,CEO & Co-Founder He is known for his skills and knowledge in agriculture, agribusiness, agronomy, and business strategy
Rushi FarmsRushi Farms Rampratap Reddy,Founder & CEO He is currently leading a bunch of passionate people who are eager to introduce a radical change in the horticulture industry
Urban KisaanUrban Kisaan Sairam Reddy,Co-founder Leveraging the Hydroponic technique to create a sustainable future for farming by building hyper-local urban farms with no carbon footprint
Ramnagar Seed FarmRamnagar Seed Farm Tapas Konar,Chief Executive Officer With his 26 years of experience in chemistry and seed business, he is experienced in regional sales, sales management, product development, market development, and team management

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