Emphasis on research is the need of the hour for developing eco-friendly pest control measures in agriculture to support and encourage organic farming. Farmers require high performing, non-chemical based crop protection products which will not only help them cultivate agri outputs which are free of pests and residues, but also boost agricultural yield significantly.
Due to lack of effective, affordable and eco-friendly technologies to control pests, farmers are left with no choice but to continue spraying harmful and toxic pesticides on crops. This also leads to a large investment burden on these farmers and forces them to drift away from farming.
With a humble start in 2011, Barrix Agro Sciences Private Limited, an innovative establishment, made its foray into the Agricultural sector to touch and profoundly influence human lives. Eco-friendly crop protection methods are adopted and developed by Barrix with the latest technologies after performing in-depth study and research on products to support organic farming. This way Barrix has been able to provide innovative and effective products to farms. With positive reviews and wide acceptance emerging from the customers, Barrix looks at transforming pest control methodology. With a strong supply chain and dedicated personnel the company is marching towards impacting the society and ecology in a positive way.
Barrix Agro Sciences is a venture backed by Omnivore Partners - venture capitalists and CIIE - incubator.
Omnivore Partners is a venture capital firm investing in early stage agricultural technology (Agtech) companies in India. The firm makes investments in tech-focused companies working in agriculture sub-sectors such as farm automation, information services, precision agriculture using Internet-connected devices, sustainable agriculture and agri-supply chain. There have been very few innovations in the agri space targeting small-scale farmers, who form the biggest chunk of the market and omnivore has helped such companies evolve into corporates.
CIIE helps entrepreneurs turn their ideas into viable and practical businesses. CIIE supports entrepreneurs by incubating, accelerating, mentoring and funding innovative start-ups with disruptive technologies. It believes it should operate in sectors and geographies where there are market failures and private support is not easy to find.