From farmers to consumers, agriculture is important for a variety of reasons, ranging from basic nutrition to the role it may play in combating climate change. Agribusiness, on the other hand, encompasses the entire value chain, not simply agriculture. It’s tempting to think of agribusiness as just the farm, but it encompasses the entire supply chain as well as all supporting services. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), small farmers provide over 70% of the world’s food.
Suraj Apshinge, an agricultural and aquaculture entrepreneur from Satara, Maharashtra, is leading a group of smart farmers from throughout the state to take the sector to the next level. He began when he was just 21 years old and had dropped out of high school. With no place to go for a head start growing up in a middle-class family and a job background that included a dropout, he pursued his passion for aquaculture and began by borrowing money from relatives. The year 2019 – Yuva Biofloc Aquaculture, a single-ownership company, was founded by Suraj Apshinge with the purpose of promoting healthy, live fish consumption in and around the state, as opposed to frozen or ice-stored fish.
The ship sailed after a year of stormy ups and downs! Under the roof of Yuva, a newly recruited team of 14 trained personnel began their quest for perfection. To provide quality service, the crew was first educated by the Managing Director personally. Due to its top management and top-of-the-line service, the team was able to attract attention from all over 2. Later, the corporation didn’t need to spend money on advertising or printing because word-of-mouth publicity sufficed. In the second year, they planned to go for a much larger context with total Agriculture development, based on the company’s pace.
Agriculture is, without a doubt, the world’s most populous economic sector and the primary source of food and money for many people living in poverty. Investing in agriculture is thus not just one of the most successful measures for increasing food security and promoting sustainability, but it is also critical to the economic development of many countries. No doubt, agriculture plays an important role in India and is the backbone of the economy.
Currently, the team at Yuva Biofloc Aquaculture has installed roughly 250 tanks in the state, working with more than 25 smart farmers and creating a total of 58 jobs. Satara Aquaventure FFPO Pvt. Ltd was founded on February 11, 2022, with Mrs. Manisha Subhash Apshinge, Suraj’s mother, as the Managing Director. The company’s goal is to help young entrepreneurs obtain experience in the agriculture and aquaculture industries by providing them with training, consulting, and all of the necessary tools and support.
It goes without saying that the Indian food business is primed for massive expansion, with its contribution to the global food trade expanding year after year thanks to its enormous potential for value addition, notably in the food processing industry. According to the study, India’s food processing industry accounts for 32% of the country’s overall food market, is one of the country’s largest industries, and ranks fifth in terms of output, consumption, export, and predicted growth.
The entrepreneur who is both creative and innovative, Suraj is in the vanguard of efforts to reduce food waste and loss, improve market access, and promote sustainable farming methods across the country. He has devised novel methods for revolutionizing the entire food supply chain. Despite coming from humble family backgrounds, he brought to the table fresh insights, views, and methods to address global food system concerns with regards to live fish consumption. He’s turned his passion for aquaculture into tools to help develop a more resilient and equitable food system by consuming live fish rather than frozen fish.
EnGame Publishing House in collaboration with Entrepreneur stories, Indian Start-up Magazine, and entrepreneur hunt is honored to present Suraj Apshinge with the Nation’s Icon Award 2022 for his remarkable, uncommon, and unique effort that apparently stood tall as a realistic role model and a source of inspiration for the society and the aspiring entrepreneurs.
“We intend to push India to the next level of Agribusiness, where no one would be able to compete with us. We will give the globe the highest quality veggies and meat fish products, all of which will be organically produced. The happy times aren’t far away, this is only the beginning of a new revolution,” concludes Suraj Apshinge.Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/invites/contact/?i=4ohip6168y1g&utm_content=wdb056