FICCI Sub-Committee Meeting on Crop Protection Chemicals
Lateral Praxis participated in the Sub-Committee Meeting on Crop Protection Chemicals held at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Federation House, New Delhi on 21st December 2015.
Agrochemicals are an important part of agriculture but spurious pesticides are a menace today and are contributing not only to the low yields, monetary loss to the farmer, deterioration in soil health and reputation loss for the industry and government. Estimates predict that the sale of such pesticides is 25% by value and 30% by volume. The agro chemical industry is looking at ways to deal not only with this but also with the negative publicity that pesticides are getting in the market.
In the meeting, Lateral Praxis presented solutions which can help in combating the menace of spurious pesticides. Although authorities and companies can contribute a great deal in changing the perception but it is also important that farmer (who is the end user) is educated about the same. India has millions of farmers and considering the reach of technology today, its best to leverage on it.
Some of the Lateral Praxis products which can assist in IT enablement of various activities and hence strengthen the interactions of all stakeholders viz. the farmers, the industry, the govt. and the regulatory bodies, are: