Kathmandu, May 2, 2018: NEXT Venture Corp hosted program titled Venture Talk with Anand Bagaria on “Unleashing Agri-Business in Nepal” for the entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneur’s community in general in Kathmandu on 29th April, 2018.
The talk program started with the insight story of veteran agri-entrepreneur Mr. Anand Bagaria, MD of NIMBUS. He shared about the context of agro-business in terms of opportunities and challenges in the industry. Additionally, he shared his idea on ways to foster this industry. He also shared that there were many crops to choose from for specialized agriculture practices. Even in the case of animal husbandry, there are so many improvements to be made, he stressed.
“With proper standardization measures and grading of crops, there could be great improvement in agriculture as a whole.”, said Mr. Bagaria
He also said that people are complacent to start agribusinesses because of the lack of statistical information; this lack of logistics itself is an opportunity with a great narrowing of the gap in information. If the logistical information was available easily, it would intrigue many people to join agribusiness.
His insight story gave a learning on what to produce, how to start agro-business and how to tap the market and sustain in Nepal.
He concluded the program with the note saying, “a lot of the cost could be cut down if unwanted steps were not included and the right people with the right knowledge were to use their knowledge for improving the quality of different aspects of agribusiness, it would be a huge progress towards economic growth.”
A total of 57 people from various backgrounds including aspiring entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, media person, and business leaders were present at the program. The program got more interactive with the Q/A round with the speaker, where the attendees got an opportunity to explore more about this industry.