SANJEEV BHAMBISanjeev Bhambi is an agro-evangelist and a prominent figure in the agriculture sector, with over 18 years of experience across the complete spectrum of segments including aquaculture and animal nutrition, and the last 14 years in agri-inputs like fertilizers, chemicals and seeds. The greater part of his career has been in Sales & Marketing functions, where he covered various markets in South and Southeast Asia. Over the last 10 years, he has been living and working in Vietnam, managing business operations in the Indo-China region for various multinational companies. A seasoned sales person with an innovative approach towards sustainable agriculture, Sanjeev Bhambi is presently leading the business of Bioseed Vietnam as its General Director and Country Head.
Your journey in the agriculture sector is quite remarkable! For nearly two decades, you have played diverse roles in multinational companies like Unilever, Biostadt India, Novozymes and Monsanto, but what prompted you to take this career path in agriculture?
What is it about this industry that motivates you to contribute towards its advancement?
You have had a phenomenal career graph working with some of the industry giants, and have been in Vietnam for a decade now. How has agriculture evolved in the past few years, and what impact has technology had on it?
Precision farming is proving to be a vital element in improving agricultural productivity and making agriculture sustainable. What are the recent trends that you see in terms of precision and sustainable farming around the world and how do you think it will help in the inclusive growth of farmers?
What would you say are some of the major challenges that seed producing companies are facing today?
Speaking of agricultural productivity, how have the seed companies revolutionized the farming sector in Vietnam and Southeast Asia? How have they addressed farmer-related issues in the region?
What about rice-producing farmers around the world? What are their biggest challenges and how has climate change in particular impacted them?
Governments in countries around the world, particularly in developing nations are introducing initiatives to boost agricultural productivity and make it more profitable. What such initiatives is the government promoting in Vietnam?
Having been a part of this industry for an extensive period of time, you must have seen so much happening in this space across the world. From your experience and your learnings, what would your advice be to the agriculture community?