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The CLIMAFIX Summit is India’s largest climate startup summit, organized by EAI & Energy Consortium – IIT Madras. Ramesh G of Way2Grow shares his thoughts on Low Carbon Agri & Food at CLIMAFIX Summit 2022, Nov 22, 2022, at the IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai.

The session was moderated by Anjani Bansal, Global Brain (Watch their presentation – here)

Other panel participants were:

Vasudev Vangara – Viswambhara (Watch their presentation – here)

Surraen Sundhar – Aana Crop Solutions Pvt Ltd  (Watch their presentation – here)

Hemali Gala – Nomou  (Watch their presentation – here)

Nagarajan S – Made from Plants (Watch their presentation – here)

Ankush J – Oatey (Watch their presentation – here

In the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture, one company is breaking boundaries and redefining what it means to cultivate crops sustainably. Way2Grow, led by CEO and co-founder Ramesh, is on a mission to establish sustainable food systems for communities, utilizing innovative techniques and cutting-edge technologies. In this blog, we delve into the journey of Way2Grow, exploring their methods, successes, and future aspirations.

Challenges in Agriculture:

Before we dive into the Way2Grow story, let’s address a fundamental question: How do plants thrive in hostile environments? Much like humans seek shelter and use technology to withstand extreme temperatures, plants also require specialized care to survive and produce consistently. However, traditional farming methods often struggle to meet these demands, especially in regions plagued by heavy rainfall, high temperatures, water scarcity, and drought.

Way2Grow recognizes these challenges and has devised ingenious solutions to overcome them. Through a combination of polycultures, greenhouses, soil enrichment techniques, and precision agriculture, they’ve cracked the code to cultivating crops in even the most unforgiving climates.

Understanding the Needs of Plants:

One of the key principles guiding Way2Grow’s approach is a deep understanding of each plant’s unique requirements. By tailoring their cultivation methods to suit these needs, they ensure maximum quality and consistent yields, regardless of external conditions. This biological approach sets them apart, allowing them to deliver superior produce to their customers.

Digital Integration for Efficiency:

To further optimize its operations, Way2Grow has embraced digital integration. Their farms are equipped with advanced technologies that monitor and regulate various parameters, ensuring optimal growing conditions at all times. This not only enhances efficiency but also empowers their field officers to maximize productivity, resulting in a streamlined and highly effective workflow.

Benchmark Crops and Clientele:

Way2Grow’s success is evident in its choice of benchmark crops, which include leafy greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and turmeric. These crops not only showcase the company’s prowess but also cater to the diverse needs of their clientele. From government agencies to corporate entities like Vehicle Co., Way2Grow has garnered a loyal customer base that values quality and sustainability.

The Path to Growth:

Despite their achievements, Way2Grow is not resting on their laurels. They’re on a mission to strengthen agricultural practices economically, leveraging new techniques and technologies to deliver an even greater impact. With over 10 farms operating in Chennai alone, covering 2.5 acres, and daily deliveries of 300 kilograms of leafy greens, they’ve already made significant strides. However, their sights are set higher, with plans to scale up to 10 acres within the next 8-10 months.

Seeking Strategic Investors:

To fuel their ambitious expansion plans, Way2Grow is seeking strategic investors who share their vision for the future of agriculture. With a proven track record of profitability and a clear roadmap for growth, they offer a compelling opportunity for those looking to invest in sustainable farming practices.

In conclusion, Way2Grow exemplifies the spirit of innovation and resilience in agriculture. By reimagining traditional farming methods and embracing technology, they’ve unlocked new possibilities for sustainable food production. As they continue to forge ahead on their journey, one thing is clear: the future of agriculture looks brighter, thanks to pioneers like Way2Grow. 

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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