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More than 60 percent of the Indian and 70 percent of the African population is dependent on agriculture and allied sectors. A majority of this section belong to the rural hinterlands of the region and have small an

NIABI 2011 - Global AgriBusiness Incubation Conference on 8-10th March 2011, ICRISAT , Hyderabad


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Welcome to NIABI 2011 Conference


More than 60 percent of the Indian and 70 percent of the African population is dependent on agriculture and allied sectors. A majority of this section belong to the rural hinterlands of the region and have small and marginal land holdings, thereby, increasing the dependency on agriculture and allied activities for their livelihood and upliftment in the society. Agribusiness can be one of the approaches to the creation of wealth at the bottom of the pyramid. However, without adequate support and guidance, these startup ventures may not survive competitive and aggressive market conditions; statistics show that over 80 percent of the small and medium startups do not survive after their third year of inception. Agribusiness incubators can support these startups and help them till they become self sustainable. Yet, agribusiness incubation is in its evolutionary stages and requires a different set of approach to business incubation unlike the traditional ICT-related incubators.

The Agri-Business Incubator at ICRISAT (ABI-ICRISAT), through the Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators (NIABI), is organizing the first annual, three-day global conference for highlighting the issues that affect the business incubators and incubatees (agribusiness ventures) with respect to different critical aspects of the business.

We expect the conference to bring more clarity in the evolving field of agribusiness and agribusiness incubation, make improvements for more efficient transfer of technology, enable further cross functional linkages and integrate all of them to create an ecosystem for the creation of more such agribusiness ventures and incubators that can ultimately benefit the farmers and the rural community.

The conference is open to all agripreneurs, agribusiness industry professionals, business incubator managers, policymakers, agricultural research institutions, funding agencies and venture capitalists and others who wish to transform the agricultural sector and improve the livelihood of the farmers. If agribusiness is your passion, then this is one event that you should not miss!



  • To create awareness and building a brand for agribusiness incubation among the entrepreneurs, community and policy makers and achieve wider participation.
  • To act as a platform for outlining the process and sharing the experiences in incubation of agribusiness ventures for agricultural development.
  • To create a platform for promoting the agripreneurs, innovations and incubators through partnership, technology exchange, business development and funding.
  • To develop a road map to promote agribusiness incubation globally through partnerships.

Expected Outcomes

  • Initiate the Global AgriBusiness Incubator network (GABI) which will be spearheaded by ICRISAT, ICAR-NAIP, infoDev and others.
  • Enlighten the policy makers and funding agencies on road map for funding and supporting the GABI network.
  • Sensitize the CGIAR and NARS to set the stage to promote 100 incubators and finalize at least 10 agribusiness incubator signups inclusive of two Co-business incubators with CGIAR centres.
  • Mid-term review of the Hyderabad Declaration of infoDev.
  • Enhance the capacity of at least 60 incubator managers and leaders.
  • Capacity building for 100 agripreneurs in NIABI.
  • Create a platform for agri-business for funding and mentorship, and business development through B2B and B2C.
  • Promote and publicize the concept of agribusiness incubator to the new agribusiness entrepreneurs at national and global arena through print and electronic media publicity to generate at least 1000 leads.
  • Recognize the successful incubator managers, entrepreneurs and mentors through the NIABI Awards.


  • Panel discussions by eminent speakers, experts, agripreneurs and investors on
    • Addressing the challenges in Agriculture through business incubation
    • Emerging areas in agribusiness
    • PPP platform for agricultural development
    • Access to funding and scaling up the incubator initiative
    • NextGen agribusiness opportunities
    • Starting up the business: issues, challenges and solutions
    • Women entrepreneurship in agriculture
    • Social entrepreneurship for agriculture development
  • Institutional stream

    Entrepreneur stream
  • Investor forum for linking potential agripreneurs and funding agencies.
  • Innovation fair for highlighting various technologies, innovations and services offered by the agribusiness incubators across the country.
  • NIABI Awards to recognize and appreciate the agribusiness ventures that have helped in the transformation of the agricultural sector and the rural society.
  • B2B and scaling up of technologies that is ready for transfer and execution of new business developments.
  • Networking opportunities with the global leaders in agribusiness incubators and funding agencies

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