Dr. KRK Reddy obtained M. Sc. and Ph. D. in Plant Sciences from Kakatiya University, Warangal, India and Post-Doctoral training in Plant Biotechnology from Central University of Hyderabad, India and University of Bayreuth, Germany. Dr. Reddy started Sri Biotech Laboratories at Hyderabad, Telangana State, India during 1994 with a focus to develop safe and green alternatives to Agro-chemicals for crop nutrition and protection. The in-house R & D of the company is well recognized by national and international research institutions. The focus of the research was the isolation and characterization of microbes associated with abiotic and biotic stress of the crop plants followed by product development. This led to development of novel delivery systems which can go hand in hand with farmer’s regular practices. Under his leadership, the company has received several National and International grants to establish collaborative research under public-private partnership in Plant Biotechnology. Dr. Reddy guided several post-graduate and Doctoral students and filed seven patents. Member of several national and international societies, board of studies and served in biotech committees includes Osmania University, Kakatiya University, Yogi Vemana University, Nagarjuna University and Padmavathi Mahila University in India. Served the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India as a member of task force on Biofertilizers and Biopesticides. Currently, he is the President, Bio-agri Input Producers Association (BIPA), member of FICCI-Telangana State sub-committee on Agriculture and Food Processing and CII-Telangana State task force on Agriculture. Received several International, National and State level awards such as Best R&D, Best MSME, Best Innovation, Best Industry from Honourable Presidents of India for his contributions in research, innovations, product development with special reference to bio intensive integrated crop management to improve agricultural productivity. Valagro S.p.A, an Italian Global Leader in commercialization of biostimulants and specialty nutrients acquired a majority stake of Sri Biotech Laboratories, since, Sri Bio’s has been recognized for its contribution to the development of environmentally sustainable, biological alternatives for pest, weed and disease control in agriculture. Currently, Dr. Reddy is heading Sri Bioaesthetics Pvt. Ltd., in Hyderabad, Telangana State, India which is involved in crop Microbiome Research and Product Development to address the current problems of agricultural crops and their sustainable development. Serving an International Advisory Board Member and Vice President-industries of Asian PGPR Society for Sustainable Agriculture since its inception.
Dr. K. R. K. Reddy
Sri BioAesthetics Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Contact No: +91 9848042508
Dr Venkatesh Devanur Has over 40 years of significant experience in the crop care and crop protection industry in India. He is the CEO of SOM Phytopharma India Limited and Agri Life – leading organizations focused on agri inputs for organic agriculture, manufacturing BioPesticides, BioFertilizers and BioStimulants15,000 Lt Fermentation and Botanical Extraction Facility
Dr Venkatesh Devanur is also Director of Koppert Sustainable Solutions (India) Limited – Joint Venture Company with Koppert Biological Systems B.V of The Netherlands
Dr Venkatesh Devanur is the Founding member and Secretary – BioAgri Input Producers Association of India (BIPA) and Founding Member and Vice President – World Neem Organization (WNO)
Dr. A. John Peter
Chairman Cum Managing Director
Varsha Bioscience and Technology India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India
Dr John Peter is a doctorate from University of Madras. He has served as Scientist at International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Nagarjuna Agricultural Research and Development Institute (NARDI) and as an Auditor, Crop Protection at International Finance Corporation. He is currently the Managing Director of Varsha Bioscience and Technology India Pvt Ltd., an agri-biotech company that manufactures innovative research products of agriculture/ environmental importance.
Dr. Peter is an Executive member at Prof. TN Anantha Krishnan Foundation, Vice President BIPA and Chairman at Prof. TNA Innovation Centre, a Government of India recognized R&D. He has been an advisor and mentor to graduate, post-graduate and doctoral students with credible research publications. Dr Peter pursues research and business with passion.
(Former Director SBH, Former Chairman for Biopesticide Research Consortium, ICRISAT)
Founder & Managing Director
A G Bio Systems Private Limited
Praharaju Laxminarayana is a Biologist from Madras University and completed a short course in Biotechnology from Cornell University USA and acquired post graduate qualifications in the field of Marketing & Management.
Mr. Praharaju Laxminarayana has 4 decades of rich experience in the field of biotechnological approaches on Integrated Pest Management, innovative agri-based product promotion and marketing. He worked on sustainable, ecofriendly agriculture products and being pioneer in establishing pheromone technology, promotion of novel concepts, training, and field activities with special emphasis to bioherbicide, Bts & NPV in India. He held various senior positions in companies like M/s Rallis India Limited & M/s Montari Industries Limited, M/s Ecomax Agro Systems Ltd, and promoted novel science-based Bio-Pesticides, Agrochemicals and Agro Inputs. He was also an Independent Director on board of State Bank of Hyderabad. He has been a members of various organizations like Life Member Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad, Regional Vice President (South), All India Federation of Organic Farming (IFFOF), Vice President, South Asian Society for Promotion of Pheromone Technology (SASSAPT) Bangalore, Chairman, Bio-Pesticides Research Consortium, ICRISAT, Hyderabad and Life Member of Indian Science Congress. He has been a business associate for several National and International leaders in Agricultural and Public health Biological products and member Business advisory board to ATGC Biotech Pvt. Ltd. for development and promotion of pheromones for mating disruption.
With his vast experience, he established AG Bio Systems in the year 1997, purely a manufacture and marketing of sustainable agriculture products and received several awards for his contribution to insect pest management using semiochemicals and bioherbicides for weed control. He has been recipient of various prestigious awards and recognitions like Global awards from World Bio Pesticides Awards 2019, Swansea University, UK, Telangana State Industry Awards 2019.
He is granted 3 International patents for his work on Bio herbicides development from USA, Japan and Australia. 21 National and International patents are in process for the work on bioherbicide products, which are highly specific, first time in the world, for control of Weeds like Parthenium, Lantana and Water hyacinth.
Dr PABBATHI VENKATA MOHAN RAO
Group Chairman - Pasura Crop Care
Dr. Mohan Rao Founder & Group Chairman of Pasura is a passionate plant physiologist and formulations chemist developing innovative molecules for better crop production.
Established in 1990 Pasura Crop Care added, to its basket other companies like Dhana Crop Sciences, Coromandel Agri offering insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, Nutritionals, PGRs, Organic Chalets, Organic mineral Gluconates, Glycinates, Protein Hydrolysates and other aids from a portfolio of more than 50 strategic active ingredients.
Dhana Crop Sciences is the supplier of end-use products and supplier to other marketers throughout India. Dhana Crop Sciences is capable of sufficient production capacities in formulations such as EC, LL, EW, WDP, SP etc. molecules to serve the needs of customers under license from central Insecticide Board of India. Established a Copper Oxy Chloride technical plant in Hyderabad, Telangana, India in 1996.
Pasura group ventured through several innovative and diversified business fields and setup successful track in all core areas across India and other countries.
Dr. Rao, to his credit, established a vast marketing network of people and channel through team building programs, introducing motivational curriculum, formulating new schemes and trends, employee-friendly relationships and adoptability that suits and supports corporate environment. Dhana and Pasura group dealer network considered as one of the best recognized in entire India.
Telugu farming magazine “VISWAS” was launched to educate farmers on modern adoptable sustainable agricultural practices and it is well publicized as “Farmers Agricultural Magazine”.
Dr. Rao is very active in social and philanthropical aspects for health, sports, education and disaster response, as well as arts and heritage. Some of his contributions to-date are “Anna Daana” Programs during the Guru pournima event every year at his family native Madhira Telangana at temple of Sai Baba constructed by the family; adoption of girls schools under “Pasura Education Trust” to educate needy and poor, Health Services to destitute; Employment opportunities to the needy; etc. Dr. Rao is a great laurel and an Idealistic disciplined man of commitment towards human’s welfare and prosperity.
Under the aegis of Pasura Foundation, a massive education drive on nutritional aspects are organized at field level through trained field assistants. The mission is to let farmers know that health of soil and plant is very critical not only for better yields, but also reduce human nutrient deficiencies.
Dr. Rao produces TV Program called “Pasura Palleseemalu” for 30 min and broadcasts every day through Satellite about good agricultural practices, economical support to farmers through various schemes and crop protection advices, crop patterns and farmer’s success stories to inspire farmer community.
Dr Rao travels extensively across the Globe to pick up the best technology for the business.
Dr Rao has many awards and recognitions to his credit.
K N Biosciences was started by Mrs. Sudha Reddy in 1997 as a tissue culture unit. In the following years it diversified into manufacturing of biofertilizers, biopesticides, probiotics etc. The company has established a very strong presence in the sustainable agriculture domain. The names Sudha Reddy and KN Biosciences have become synonymous with the organic farming movement in the country. As an extension to its products for farming the company started producing probiotics, digestive enzymes and other bio based products for aquaculture and poultry industries.
Along the way the company has also opened an NABL accredited analytics testing laboratory and a seeds division and has hence become a one stop solution for sustainable agriculture.
The company caters to
• Bio based and other organic products for agriculture, poultry and aquaculture industries
• Seeds division
• NABL accredited testing Labarotory
• Organic Certification Agency
Mr Srinivas is a Civil Engineer from Manipal Institute Of Technology.
He was successfully doing well as the Civil Contractor for Indian Railways but his passion towards Agriculture shift to Agri business. He Has over 18 years of experience in the field of Manufacturing and marketing Agrochemicals. Currently he is the Director of Agastya Agro limited serving Indian farmers through a Pan India distribution network and delivering value through farm inputs solutions.
Raj Kumar Agarwal
Founder & Partner - RAY Consulting Hyderabad, India
Raj Holds Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur. He is B.Sc. (Ag) from APAU (renamed PJTSAU), Hyderabad and M.Sc. (Agril. Entomology) from GBPUAT, Pant Nagar.
He has over 3 decades of experience in agricultural industry in India and Overseas. Raj has worked on every Ag product from seeds, crop protection, biological, nutrients, Bio stimulants (PGPRs), farm mechanization and digital / precision agriculture. He worked at senior positions at NFCL, PI Industries, Cheminova (now FMC), Rallis, Tata Chemicals
He believes and develops strategies that are executable, creating and managing success for sustainable agriculture. He is invited speaker / panelist in National / International fora.
After decades of hands on job experience and Go to Market strategies, realizing the gap in Indian Agriculture for value adding intervention, Raj ventured and started RAY Consulting.
RAY has expertise in Ag domain for the entire value chain ranging from investments, seeds, crop protection, biological, nutrients, Bio stimulants (PGPRs), farm mechanization to digital and precision agriculture. It has excellence of generating successes to its clients
BioAgri Input Producers Association “BIPA”
is registered as Society Under
Andhra Pradesh (India) Societies Registration Act. It is a not for
profit body with a governing body of seven eminent personalities
from Bio Agriculture field.