Dushyant Kumar Tyagi

Dushyant Kumar Tyagi

  • Chief Executive Officer of Farmgate Technologies

Mr. Dushyant Kumar Tyagi comes from a humble farming background and hails from Western UP of India. He holds Masters Degree in Agriculture Science specializing in Plant Breeding and a graduate in Agriculture from GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. Keen in academics, he has been an awardee of merit scholarship right from his primary education to post graduation. His research on agriculture biotechnology was referred to in various research, PhD papers and books. He pursued Management and Leadership programs after his post-graduation and during his career from prestigious institutions. Dushyant K Tyagi, a postgraduate in Agriculture from prestigious GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, has three decades of experience in the Food & Agri Business spanning across the value chain from Agri Inputs, Post -Harvest, Marketing, Fresh Food Retail, Food Processing, Start-up Mentoring and Technology enabled services in multi-geographies and multi-cultural environments. He is one of the eminent speakers in the agriculture sector. Dushyant is credited with spearheading the transformative PMO project e-NAM (electronic National Agriculture Market) as strategic & implementation partner for more than seven years. e-NAM is the world's largest Electronic Spot Agri Trading Platform with USD 38 billion plus turn over, 90 million MT plus trade volume with a user base of more than 17 million farmers, 2200 FPO’s and 250K buyers as of now. More than 30 million farmers have done transactions on the platform in 1389 digitized and electronically integrated Agri Produce Markets (APMC's) across 23 states & 4 UTs in India. e-NAM facilitates real time electronic trading of more than 219 Agri commodities across the country. He is also credited to lead India’s only farmgate Agri Trading platform eFarmarket connecting farmers directly from their farms to buyers across country as strategic partner with Govt of Andhra Pradesh. Having started his career with the input side of value chain Dushyant worked with the known plant nutrition major Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd, mostly in north-western India for more than a decade. Invested the second decade of his professional career in understanding the retail & processing side of value chain while working with leading food retail companies like Reliance Retail, Aditya Birla Retail and Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Pvt Ltd. For more than ten years now Dushyant has remained associated with Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd. in various roles ranging from National Sales & Marketing Head, SBU Head and Business Head-Technology Division. Presently, he is engaged in establishing Farmgate Technologies Pvt Ltd a subsidiary of leading plant nutrition major Fertis India Pvt Ltd. Apart from leading the e-NAM he is playing a pivotal role in nurturing agri tech startups in India with focus on specialized areas such as AI Image Analytics and UAV technology. Dushyant is the National Convenor of the ‘India Digital Agriculture Council’ of Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA); Co-chairs the National Council for Agriculture, Assocham; Member of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Member of the empaneled jury for the Startup India challenge. He has been a regular invitee by various industry forums and institutions like PHD Chambers, CII, FICCI, FAI, NIYAM, MANAGE, NIAM, IIM’s and ISB as a guest speaker and panelist for various events. He has been a recipient of Gems of Digital India 2018; recipient of Platinum Award under Digital India Awards 2022 for ‘e-NAM’; recipient of The Shriram Awards by Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) for best paper presentation of the year 2022-23. Featured in India Today Magazine’s ‘The Innovators’ in Dec‘18; Agriculture Today ‘Budget Special’ Feb‘23; Forbes India ‘IT Services Special’ Apr‘23; Fortune India ‘Unstoppables’ in Dec’23; NDTV Profit ‘Incredible Brands - Startup Journeys’ Dushyant is a recognized thought leader in the sector, consistently advocating for collective wisdom and collaborations. He firmly believes that Agri Tech will play a pivotal role in addressing information asymmetry, bringing-in transparency, and facilitating the seamless enablement of value drivers in Indian Agriculture. Dushyant's focus areas include AgTech, India Stack, Agri Finance & Insurance, and Climate Tech.

All Sessions by Dushyant Kumar Tyagi

2nd Day November 14, 2024
1st Day November 13, 2024