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NIABI An Initiative of ICAR - NAIP

Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators

Who are we?

What we do?

How we do?

Mission of NIABI


To enhance agri-business development and impacts on agriculture through co-business incubation

? Creating a databank of indigenous agro-technologies for commercialization from ICAR, SAUs etc. ? Identifying international agro-technologies suitable for the Indian context ? Creating a networking platform for agripreneurs and mentors ? Generating an opportunity to facilitate funding to start-up agri-business Process ? Capacity Building / training programme of BPD managers on new initiatives and approaches in agribusiness incubation ? Mentoring and guidance of BPD through direct visits and annual meetings ? Promotion of agri-business incubation nationally through co-business incubation Outcome ? Facilitate business for agri start-ups and incubatees by participation in local and international exhibitions ? Seminar on best practices to start-up agri-business through video conference / web casting ? Facilitating soft-landing support ? Develop the Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators (NIABI) ? Annual Incubator/Incubatee awards

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Benefits for entrepreneurs & innovators: ? One-stop solution for entrepreneurs through co-business incubation ? Support and services covering agriculture and allied sectors ? Regional presence as reach-out strategy ? Pool of commercialisable technologies ? Mentoring, support and access to infrastructure facilities ? Technology and consultancy ? R&D Labs and office space with built-in facilities ? Access to high-end equipments ? Conference and meeting rooms ? Facilitate funding ? Capacity building

Focus sectors ? Agriculture ? Horticulture ? Veterinary ? Fisheries ? Dairy ? Agri-Engineering ? Cotton and Jute technologies


Promoters ICAR The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organization under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The Council is the apex body for coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country. With 97 ICAR institutes and 45 agricultural universities spread across the country this is one of the largest national agricultural systems in world. NAIP National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) is a World-Bank aided project of ICAR to provide technological support to farmers through development of new strategies, technologies and innovative solutions to address the changing agricultural environment. ICAR through NAIP aims to develop the R&D system to find new ways of doing business in agriculture and allied fields to achieve the objectives of increased productivity, poverty alleviation, and nutritional, livelihood and income security ICRISAT The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, apolitical international organization that is devoted to science-based agricultural development. It belongs to the Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ABI Agri Business Incubation (ABI) Program is a public private partnership initiative of ICRISAT, in partnership with National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. ABI is the place where the process of starting agri-business ventures is catalyzed. This is achieved by supporting entrepreneurs with agri-technology, consultancy and networking. The incubator maximizes success and minimizes risk by offering the best opportunity.











Our network at your service Lead Center Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) Progam, ICRISAT, Hyderabad Northern Region 1. Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi 2. Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar 3. CCS Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar

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Southern Region 4. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore 5. Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin

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Central Region 6. Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, (JNKVV), Jabalpur 7. Birsa Agricultural University (BAU), Ranchi Eastern Region 8. National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology (NIRJAFT), Kolkata Western Region 9. Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT), Mumbai 10. Anand Agricultural University (AAU), Anand



NIABI An Initiative of ICAR - NAIP

Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators

Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) Program International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh – 502 324. INDIA Phone: +91 40 3071 3446; Fax: +91 40 3071 3074 Email: | website:

Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators (NIABI)  

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