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In a world facing escalating climate challenges and environmental degradation, the agricultural sector plays a pivotal role in fostering sustainability and resilience. Innovations in climate technology (climate tech) and regenerative farming practices are essential for addressing these pressing issues and ensuring the long-term viability of food production systems. In CLIMAFIX Summit 2022 featuring thought leaders and innovators in the agricultural industry, several companies showcased their groundbreaking initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability, mitigating climate change impacts, and revolutionizing traditional farming practices.

Let’s delve into the presentations of these visionary companies and explore their company overviews and highlights from their presentations, shedding light on their contributions to the agriculture sector’s sustainability journey. From climate tech solutions to regenerative farming practices and plant-based food alternatives, these companies are at the forefront of driving positive change in the agricultural landscape.

Anjani BansalGlobal Brain Corporation

Company Overview: Global Brain is dedicated to fostering climate tech solutions in agriculture. They specialize in aligning various sources and types of capital to address challenges related to climate change and sustainability. By leveraging their expertise and network, Global Brain aims to support innovative startups and initiatives in the agriculture sector that contribute to environmental sustainability.

Presentation Highlights:

  • Anjani Bansal emphasized the critical importance of adaptation strategies in agriculture to mitigate the effects of climate change.
  • He discussed the role of Global Brain in encouraging entrepreneurs to explore and implement climate tech solutions in the agricultural space, fostering innovation and sustainability in the industry.

Vasudev VangaraViswambhara

Company Overview: Viswambhara is a pioneering company in sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices. Their focus lies in permaculture, a holistic approach to farming that aims to mimic natural ecosystems and promote biodiversity. Viswambhara specializes in combating issues such as soil degradation, water scarcity, and biodiversity loss through regenerative farming techniques.

Presentation Highlights:

  • Vasudev Vangara highlighted the importance of returning to traditional agricultural practices rooted in harmony with nature.
  • He discussed the role of permaculture in sustainable farming, emphasizing its ability to restore soil health, conserve water, and enhance ecosystem resilience.

Surraen Sundhar Aana Crop Solutions Pvt Ltd

Company Overview: Aana Crop Solutions Pvt Ltd specializes in improving rice farming practices, particularly focusing on the production of quality seedlings and the adoption of sustainable farming techniques. Their goal is to address challenges such as groundwater depletion and environmental degradation in rice cultivation.

Presentation Highlights:

  • Surraen Sundhar discussed the critical role of quality seedlings and sustainable farming techniques in enhancing productivity and reducing environmental impact in rice farming.
  • He outlined Aana Crop Solutions’ commitment to promoting sustainable rice cultivation practices that prioritize water conservation, soil health, and ecosystem resilience.

Hemali Gala Nomou

Company Overview: Nomou is a leading plant-based gelato company that offers dairy-free alternatives made from natural ingredients. Their products are aimed at providing healthier and environmentally friendly options to consumers while delivering delicious taste experiences.

Presentation Highlights:

  • Hemali Prasad emphasized the environmental and health benefits of choosing plant-based foods over traditional dairy products.
  • She highlighted Nomou’s commitment to using ethically sourced ingredients and sustainable production methods to create guilt-free treats that delight consumers.

Nagarajan S Made from Plants

Company Overview: Made from Plants is a pioneering company in the plant-based food industry, specializing in dairy-free alternatives. Their products cater to consumers seeking healthier, affordable, and sustainable food options while prioritizing taste and quality.

Presentation Highlights:

  • Nagarajan S discussed the disruptive potential of plant-based foods in challenging the traditional dairy industry and promoting environmental sustainability.
  • He highlighted Made from Plants’ dedication to offering ethically sourced and environmentally friendly alternatives to dairy products, catering to the growing demand for sustainable food options.

Ankush J Oatey

Company Overview: Oatey is a sustainable farming solutions provider that focuses on addressing challenges such as climate variability and water scarcity in agriculture. They specialize in innovative techniques like polyculture and precision agriculture to enhance productivity while minimizing environmental impact.

Presentation Highlights:

  • Ankosh J discussed Oatey’s innovative approach to sustainable farming and their commitment to leveraging technology and best practices to mitigate climate-related risks.
  • He highlighted the company’s goal of empowering farmers with tools and solutions for sustainable agriculture, emphasizing the importance of balancing productivity with environmental stewardship.

Ramesh GWay2grow

Company Overview: Way2Grow is dedicated to promoting sustainable farming practices and addressing challenges such as climate variability and water scarcity. They specialize in techniques like polyculture and precision agriculture to optimize resource use and enhance productivity in agriculture.

Presentation Highlights:

  • Ramesh G outlined Way2Grow’s approach to sustainable farming and their goal of empowering farmers with tools and knowledge to adapt to climate change and reduce environmental impact.
  • He emphasized the company’s commitment to fostering resilience and sustainability in agriculture through innovative techniques and farmer-centric solutions.

In conclusion, these companies exemplify a transformative shift towards sustainable agriculture. From climate tech solutions to regenerative farming practices and plant-based alternatives, they address pressing challenges while fostering innovation. Collaboration and synergy are key as they pave the way for a resilient agricultural future. With a focus on technology, traditional wisdom, and environmental stewardship, they offer hope for a brighter future. Supporting these endeavors is crucial for creating a sustainable, productive, and resilient agricultural sector that benefits both people and the planet.

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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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