Kalyan Goswami

Kalyan Goswami |Clyto Access

Executive Director, National Seed Association of India

Keynote Speaker

Expertise: Seeds Industry, NSAI, Agriculture, Scientist


Goswami has done his Post Graduation in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1992 & started his Research career in Ranbaxy Laboratory as a Scientist. He did Ph.D in Biotechnology and later he has done‘Post Graduation in Management’ from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). He has worked for more than 25 Years in prestigious Organizations like National Seed Association of India, PHD Chamber of Commerce, All India Food Processors’ Association, Ranbaxy. His expertise is driven by his deeply rooted experience in Indian industry focused on Agriculture, Food Processing and Healthcare. He has got a strong techno-commercial background & vast working experience in diversified functions like Government Affairs & Public Relations, Policy Intervention, Field Operation and Business Development.



Title: Role of Seed Industry in Improving Agriculture Production in the Country


India has 2nd largest agricultural land holding and has more than 125 main climatic zones with more than 46 soil type. The role of seeds in improving agriculture production in the country is phenomenal. It is but true that as agriculture feeds the nation, seeds feed agriculture. Over the years, Seed industry is working towards expanding availability of quality seeds to farmers across all parts of the country. The Seed Industry is making huge efforts and investing continuously to provide superior seeds to meet the diverse requirements of the farmers across the country in more than 100 crops. Indian Seed industry occupies 5th position in the world with a turnover of more than USD 2.5 Billion. Out of which private Sector accounts for ~70% of the Turnover. Indian Seed industry is growing at a CAGR of 14- % vis-à-vis global growth of 6-7%. Indian seed market is expected to grow at 11-12% annually over the next 5 years. The research investments made by the Industry are leading to development of superior products which enhances the profitability of all the farmers and makes the consumer get constant supply of the main Agriculture commodities including cereals, pulses, oil seeds, fruits and vegetables. Besides demand for feed and industry raw material requirements are also fully met by Indian agriculture with support of seed sector. The main focus of private seed companies has been on the high value low volume seeds and market for low value high volume seeds, seeds of cereals, pulses and oilseeds is still dominated by the public-sector seed corporations. Today the private seed sector contributes to high quality seeds in Vegetable segment, fibre segment and field crop segment as well. The Seed industries contribution to agriculture can be understood in terms of creation of an ecosystem where each part is functioning to optimal capacity. Today the private seed sector has matured to a level where it’s presence is there across India in form of registered seed producers and dealers.


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