It is certainly true that entrepreneurship is one of the key drivers in a nation’s economic
growth. Several studies show the association of entrepreneurship with improved growth, increased wealth and better quality of life.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agri-entrepreneurship could be a game-changer in advancing equitable livelihoods, promoting economic growth, and building resilience to shocks.
In case of developing and under-developed countries, implementation of entrepreneurial
programmes is of paramount importance in order to raise the living standard of the masses because of their over-reliance on agriculture
With the emergence of novel concepts such as ‘indoor farming’, ‘precision agriculture’, ‘hydroponics’ and ‘drip irrigation’, the scope and opportunities in the field of agri-entrepreneurship have, no doubt, expanded at an unprecedented rate, generating an extraordinary business interest in
On top of that, there are several short-term certificate courses, diplomas, or degrees that cover soil science, agri-management, agricultural chemistry, seed technology, and more, thereby giving entrepreneurs a competitive edge.
Agri-entrepreneurship: An opportunity to tide over the crisis
In the post-COVID phase, agri-entrepreneurship seems to have emerged as a sunrise sector offering opportunities in agriculture and allied sectors.
However, the need of the hour is to create suitable market-linkage programmes in order to make farming sustainable. To achieve this, adoption of efficient agri-practices, advanced technology and micro-irrigation techniques is indispensable.