nurture.farm appoints Pankaj Dwivedi as Head of Business Development and Partnerships

nurture.farm appoints Pankaj Dwivedi as Head of Business Development and Partnerships

nurture.farm, a Bengaluru-based leading agritech platform, has promoted its Agronomy and Agri-business expert Pankaj Dwivedi as the Head of its Business Development and Partnerships division. Pankaj joined nurture.farm in 2020 as its Head of the Agronomy division.

Pankaj holds a postgraduate in agribusiness management from the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM). He has been associated with companies in the agritech, manufacturing and food industries, including Dow AgroSciences and AgroStar. Since joining nurture.farm, he has successfully worked with his team to launch the ‘Crop Doctor’ programme, soil testing services, and farmer advisory services. Along with the Data Science team at nurture.farm, he built the crop, pest and weather prediction models. He also led programmes around paddy crop residue management, drone spraying and others, the agritech company said.

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With over 14 years of agriculture industry experience, he has developed an in-depth understanding of the agri- landscape, its disparities, and the challenges faced by various agri-stakeholders – farmers, distributors, traders, enterprises, and farmer producer organisations (FPOs).

In his new role, Pankaj and his team will focus on driving symbiotic partnerships for nurture.farm with seed companies, agrochemical companies, CPG companies, development agencies, FPOs, and government organisations to drive market penetration and increase market share for its mechanisation services, agri-input marketplace, sustainability and resilience programmes.

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On the appointment, Dhruv Sawhney, COO at nurture.farm said, “We are happy to have Pankaj in a role in which we strongly believe he will excel. The new position offers him a unique opportunity to leverage his industry knowledge and connect to bring about change, lead industry conversations, and drive growth for the organisation. The partnerships division will help nurture.farm offers customised solutions to enterprises, government and development organisations working towards sustainability, digital transformation, supply chain, and establishing a farmer connect.”

“nurture.farm is committed to making the agricultural ecosystem resilient, profitable and sustainable. We are entering our next growth phase, which offers us an exciting opportunity to consolidate our position as an industry leader in mechanisation, agri-input commerce, insurance, farm services, and advisory. We want to scale up our sustainability programmes, help enterprises reduce their scope-3 emissions, and create a sustainable sourcing supply chain. While we will look to accomplish our objectives, we will be driven by the sole purpose of driving value for our partners, opening up new channels to generate revenue, and enabling them to source sustainably and meet their net-zero targets. I am excited and looking forward to experiencing the journey ahead,” said, Pankaj Dwivedi.

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