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  1. A perspective on agricultural and tradeissues of India ….Indian Agriculture – An Overview…Challenges facing Indian agriculture & Syngenta’s contribution… March 6, 2014

  2. Some facts…. • Total calorie requirement will go up from 2495 to 3000 • Food grain production would need to increase by 5.5 MT annually • By 2050global population will rise to 9 billion….out of which 1.7 billion will be in India alone • Currently.. • 52% of our population is involved in Agriculture.... • yet it contributes just 13.7% to India’s GDP • Demand for high-value food commodities will go up by > 100% due to migration of people into cities, increased wealth, shift towards diets rich in protein

  3. Growing resource constraints Produce more with less…Land| Water | Labor • Much of India’s total arable area already in use (46%) • Most remaining land has serious soil and terrain constraints Arable Land (ha) per person Most populous countries have least room to expand Hectare of Arable Land Source: UN and FAO, 2005

  4. There is also the problem of….Decreasing size of landholding

  5. And the degradation of the production environment….

  6. Growing resource constraints Produce more with less…Land | Water | Labor Agriculture is India’s largest user of water >40% lost to inefficient practices Nearly 50% agricultural land is rain-fed Source: UN-Water and FAO

  7. Growing resource constraints Produce more with less…Land | Water | Labor Source: UN-Water and FAO

  8. Indian Agriculture • India agriculture has an extensive background which goes back to 10 thousand years. At present, in terms of agricultural production, the country holds the second position all over the world. • Indian Agriculture has made rapid strides since independence; • From food shortages and import to self-sufficiency and exports. • From subsistence farming to intensive and technology led cultivation. • Today , India is the front ranking producer of many crops in the world. • Ushered in through the green, white, blue and yellow revolutions

  9. Indian Agriculture – Respective Global Rank

  10. Indian Agriculture- Some Facts • Contributes to 14% of GDP • Provides food to 1.25 Billion people • Sustains 65% of the population : helps alleviate poverty • Produces 51 major Crops • Provides Raw Material to Industries • Contributes to 1/6th of the export earnings • Huge bio-diversity : 46,000 species of plants & 86,000 species of animals Largest producer in the world of pulses , tea , and milk • India was largest exporter of rice and guar gum, and second largest exporter of cotton and beef (buffalo meat). • Second Largest producer of fruits & vegetables,wheat,rice,groundnut & sugarcane. • Our major imports: edible oils (US $11 billion) and pulses (about US $ 3 billion).

  11. Agriculture productivity in India - 1970 to 2010

  12. Indian Agriculture – Major Crop Areas Total Geographical Area - 328 million hectares Net Area sown - 142 million hectares Gross Cropped Area – 190.8 million hectares Major Crop Production;

  13. Indian Agriculture – Strong regional variations in yield

  14. Indian Agriculture – Present Scenario (SWOT) • WEAKNESS • Fragmentation of land • Low Technology Inputs • Unsustainable Water Management • Poor Infrastructure • Low value addition • THREATS • Unsustainable Resource Use • Unsustainable Regional Development • Imports • small and shrinking holding size (1.16 ha in 2010-11); • climate variability...high risk. • STRENGTHS • Rich Bio-diversity • Arable land • Climate • Strong and well dispersed research and extension system • OPPORTUNITIES • Bridgeable yield crops • Exports • Agro-based Industry • Horticulture • Untapped potential in the North Eastern part of India But the future is safe and optimistic for the next decade and more

  15. 10 challenges faced by agriculture in India • Small and fragmented land holdings • Manures, Fertilizers and Biocides • Shortage of good quality Seeds for poor peasants • Problem of Irrigation • Lack of mechanization • Soil erosion • Agricultural marketing • Inadequate storage facilities • Inadequate transport • Scarcity of capital Classification: PUBLIC Draft

  16. Contribution of Syngenta in India

  17. Syngenta in India is…. • A leading Agribusiness • Providing Integrated solutions • Engaging with growers at every step. • Focusing on 8 strategic crops. • World class R&T centre and Manufacturing site in Goa • Research stations across India • Seed manufacturing facilities

  18. Our Strategy Our strategy has growers’ needs at its heart Outperform Innovate Integrate Create integrated offers supported by agronomic expertise and understanding of growers challenges Develop new solutions combining biology and chemistry, incorporating adjacent technologies and building new business models Outperform on the farmer’s field, gain market share, sustain profitable growth

  19. Our Philosophy Taking responsibility for our products- from production to safe use, storage and disposal is a priority at Syngenta 17,000trainings for farmers in 2012 More than 1 million farmers and nearly 1900 Channel partners trained 6500posters in regional languages distributed Active participation in ‘Container Management Program’of Crop Life India

  20. Our Collaborations Participating in 2nd Green Revolution In Eastern States Partnering with Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) Rice ICS project with PAU Grape Project with National Research Centre (NRCG) Collaborating with India’s biggest cooperative MARKFED Food Security Agenda

  21. Corporate Social Responsibility Sparshcontibutes to education, skill development, women empowerment in Goa Me & Mine addresses working conditions on seed farms We conduct HSE training for growers through Me & Mine Syngenta KrishiMitr gives innovative crop solutions to growers Preserving the environment at our global supply base in Goa Syngenta Foundation India helps and trains smallholders

  22. The Good Growth Plan India

  23. The Good Growth Plan More health Less poverty More food Less waste More biodiversity Less degradation Make crops more efficient Rescue more farmland Empower smallholders Help people stay safe Help biodiversity flourish Look after every worker Increase average productivity of the world’s major crops by 20% without using more land, water or inputs Improve the fertility of 10 million hectares of farmland on the brink of degradation Enhance biodiversity on 5 million hectares of farmland Reach 20 million smallholdersand enable them to increase productivity by 50% Train 20 million farm workers on labor safety, especially in developing countries Strive for fair labor conditions throughout our entire supply chain network One planet. Six commitments.

  24. India Examples

  25. Joints projects with PAU  “Popularsing recommended agronomic practices of crop vizRice,Corn,Wheat & Potato” Major PROJECT GroMore Rice / MaxWheat Classification: INTERNAL ONLY

  26. Summary of North GroMore pilot project with PAU – 2012/13 MOU Signed with PAU Sharing GroMore concept Oct. 2011 June 2012 Syngenta GroMore Pilot Yield increase – 32% Syngenta CP protocol – Rs.7731/ha Grower CP spend – Rs.4790/ha Additional income – Rs.21917 / ha PAU officials sharing GroMore Tillers to farmers PAU officials & growers Counting GroMore Panicles & grains Outcome for Grower & Syngenta Better ROI for grower August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 onwards Actual yield and quality data is expected by Oct end 2012 Classification: INTERNAL USE ONLY

  27. Outlining GroMore Project • Selected 5 Districts in Punjab – Divided each in to two sub districts. • 5 Villages in each sub district – 10 Villages per district • 5 Growers per village – 250 Growers in all 5 districts • Undertaken ½ Acre of Grower for GroMore – 125 Acres Under GroMore Developing Geography • Selected 5 Districts cover; • Major rice agro climatic zones • 40% of Punjab rice acreage & production • PAU presence (Farm Advisory Services) • Both Rice-Wheat & Rice-Potato rotations Developed Geography

  28. Data Summary • Total Grower Data – 173 (8 Sub Districts ) • ROI - Average yield increase value is R.22K/Ha over farmer practice with Rs. 3K/Ha increase in CP spend. • Average Increase in Yield & Additional Income across geographies;

  29. GroMore – Summary of “ Grower feedback” • GroMore Plot is like • garden – Everyone • stops to see. • Liako prophylactic • is unique. • Fellow farmers who • made fun of us are • now appreciating. • More hills/Sq. Meter • will yield more. • Uniform crop • emergence/tillering. • Had to spend • Rs.800 on manual • weeding in my plot • The only company • having complete • solution. • Nursery in beds • is meaningful • Line transplantation • helped in aeration • of crop hence less • pests/Disease • & Agri.ops are easy • Reduced Fertilizer • inputs • Actara drench gives • lush-green-healthy • seedlings. • One line off is good • Thionutri at 15 DAT • gives more tillers • Not only preached but • practiced too.

  30. GroMore is a dream harvest for farmers !! Better Output Price – because of better quality GroMore crop fetching min 22 $ /MT means 9% higher than farmer practice Early Harvesting - GroMore harvesting is early by 15 days , means will be able to advance sowing of Rabi crop for a better harvest . Observe the grain color GroMore Practice Farmer Practice 1st GroMore harvest in market

  31. GroMore – Summary of officials'’ feedback I would like to thank Syngenta rice team for this kind of Unique initiative in our developing area of Rice. By this unique story telling you are not only doing verbal education of rice cultivation but also demonstrating it in farmer fields….is commendable . Syngenta rice team team was recognized in annual PAU Kissan expo. We feel good to attend such knowledge dissemination meetings PAU Vice- Chancellor , Dir. of Agriculture Punjab, ADG IRRI, Head of PAU Kissan Club, PAU governing board members NABARD Team & Deptt of Agriculture officials Deputy commissioner Gurdaspur – Dr. A Trikha IAS Dr.MK Saini – FASS ( Farm advisory service Gurdaspur)

  32. Global Nuffield farming Scholars from Canada/Ireland/New-Zealand & Australia (Guests at PAU Kisan Mela) have seen GroMore Rice Plots “PAU & Syngenta have jointly taken a good initiative with Rice project This will surely enhance rice productivity. Farmer will surely get a yield increase of 20-30%.” Brenda Schlepp 2012 Scholar Canadian Nuffield Agricultural Scholar “It is seen first time the way farmers are being advise in such a good manner.” Jemma Sadler 2012 Scholar , Wongan Hills in Western Australia, “It is amazing to see the difference between the GroMore Rice Plot & Farmer practice field .The GroMore Plot is completely free of pest & Farmer Practices was fully damage with pest” Robin Schaefer, Loxton in South Australia “Hopes of new revolution will come in future with the increase of plant population /m² More Seedling …More crop/Yield Good initiative. Keep it up Mr. P.P.S.Pangali (President PAU kisanClub)

  33. Farmer excited to see the MaxWheat project results Classification: INTERNAL USE ONLY

  34. MaxWheat Project- Agronomy informationinformation gave to growers Classification: INTERNAL USE ONLY

  35. Safety / Application message….. In all the farmer meeting.. Classification: INTERNAL USE ONLY

  36. GroMore Rice Approach…. Easy to understand Seedling phase Vegetative Reproductive Ripening Establish yield & quality foundation Max. yield potential Protect quality Maximize yield and quality Strong & Healthy foundation Strengthen the expectation Turn hope into reality

  37. Thank You!