Farming is going to be the next Manufacturing. Farms, are becoming more like factories: tightly controlled operations for turning out reliable products, immune as far as possible from the vagaries of nature. By 2050, the planet’s population is likely to rise to 9.7 billion, a rise of 2 billion from now. Along with increase in…… Continue reading Factory Farming – A glimpse of future of agriculture
Food waste has huge potential for value-added ingredients. Traditionally waste products are seen as a bad thing in terms of sustainability and environmental impact along with high costs for removal or treatment. New technologies are opening up big potential for the extraction of value-added ingredients from food production and processing wastes. The idea of extracting…… Continue reading Zero food waste is the new buzz word. By-products are the new profitable products.
Situation 1: General variety produced by small scale unorganised farmers. This can result in plentiful supply and lean demand. plentiful demand and lean supply. Glut in supply, crash the prices and low production results in lower income for the producers respectively in the above two scenarios. Situation 2: Specific varieties grown by a farmer and…… Continue reading Applying concept of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to balance demand & supply in agriculture
Effects are causes. Rewards for superior out-turn in the market motivates a grower for consistent improvement in quality. Fresh produce industry could enter into a virtuous cycle of improvement if positive experiences of consumers are monetized and invested back into the supply chain. We have traced the journey of fresh-cut produce from the grower’s farm…… Continue reading Fresh-cut produce journey from farm to fork