BRIO AGRI India

This interview details BRIO AGRI, an indoor farming company based in India. The interview is with Jay Kumar Bhatt, Director – Strategic Business Expansion of BRIO AGRI.

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What is the origin story of BRIO AGRI?

Brio Agri Producer Company Ltd is a prominent producer company registered under the Companies Act of 1956 and was established in 2014; with a pledge to address dynamic environmental issues, Brio Agri Producer Company Ltd is on a journey to develop nature-friendly yet commercially profitable farming methods. Under the umbrella of Brio Agri Group, three Major companies operate Brio Producer Company Ltd , Brio Hydroponics and Vexotics.

Brio Agri Producer company focusses on EPC for Trunkey Projects for HiTech Farms. Brio Hydroponics offers Consulting & Products related to Hydroponics. Vexotics is an App based B2C company, providing farm fresh exotics veggies that are residuefree for a healthy future. Brio comprises of entire ecosystem related to Hydroponics in India.

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What are some of the biggest challenges facing BRIO AGRI in the future?

While Hi-Tech & Controlled Environment Farming presents certain strategic challenges, these may also be viewed as opportunities for growth, innovation, and development.

  • High Initial Capex Costs: While the initial setup for a hydroponic system may be expensive, it's also an investment in a highly efficient and productive farming method. Over time, the higher yields and faster growth rates can offset these initial costs. Additionally, the development of more cost-effective systems and technologies could make hydroponics more accessible to small-scale farmers and those in developing countries.
  • Accessibility to Technical Knowledge: The need & access for technical knowledge in hydroponic farming opens up opportunities for education and training programs. This could lead to job creation and the development of new skills among farmers. Moreover, as more people gain expertise in hydroponics, shared knowledge and community learning can help to overcome this challenge.

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  • Absence of Residual Free/ Organic Certification: While regulations in some regions may not allow hydroponic produce to be certified as organic, attitudes and standards can change. As the benefits of hydroponics become more widely recognized, there may be shifts in how we define "organic". In the meantime, hydroponic farmers can focus on the many other benefits of their produce, such as its freshness, quality, and the sustainable methods used in its cultivation.
  • High Water Quality: The need for high-quality water in hydroponic systems highlights the importance of water conservation and treatment. This could drive innovation in water filtration and treatment technologies, making hydroponics a leader in sustainable water use.

In conclusion, while hydroponic farming faces challenges, these can also act as catalysts for innovation, leading to technological advancements, policy shifts, and new skills and knowledge development.

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What is unique about BRIO AGRI compared to competitors?

  • What sets us apart from our competitors is the experience, trust, and quality that we provide with decade years of research and development.
  • The company specializes in hydroponics, a method of growing plants without soil, instead using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. This allows for more controlled and efficient farming.
  • BRIO AGRI provides turnkey solutions for hydroponic farming. This includes comprehensive services covering every aspect of setting up and maintaining a hydroponic farm, making it easier for clients to adopt this farming method.

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  • BRIO AGRI is dedicated to the development and growth of the farming community. They aim to reach every farmer in India and educate them about hydroponics, which they refer to as the "Supreme Technology of Farming."
  • The company is conscious of global warming and climate change and promotes hydroponics as a more sustainable and environmentally friendly farming method. Hydroponics uses less water than traditional farming and can be done with limited land, making it a viable solution for areas with water or land constraints.
  • BRIO AGRI focuses on the produce from their hydroponic systems which has high nutritional value, healthier, and longer-lasting than traditionally grown produce.
  • With years of experience and multiple projects at diverse scales, BRIO AGRI has established itself as one of India's leading and fastest-growing Hydroponic Turnkey Solution Providers.

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How do you measure the impact of BRIO AGRI so far? (Revenue, Employees, Customer Quantity, Production Volume) etc.?

Revenue: Business Turnover – USD 5 Million Per Annum

Employees: 50 + Staff on Company Payroll

Customer Quantity: Retail – 15000+, Corporates – 25+, New Entrepreneurs - 100+, Business Partners – 30+, Country Partner – 05+

Production Volumes: Monthly Avg. – 5 Tons (BRIO AGRI Farms) & 15 Tons (At Clients Farms) 

Sustainability Impact: BRIO AGRI saves a good amount of water, focuses on minimizing pesticide usage and contribution to sustainable farming practices.

Educational Impact: Brio AGRI also aims to educate everyone, including farmers, about hydroponics. So far, we have trained 15000+ Agripreneurs through our workshops – Online & Offline.

BRIO AGRI has done projects for IFFCO, Welspun, Adani, and many others nationally and internationally. The company is already scaling increasingly, strengthening its roots with hydroponics. 

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What have you learned that you wish you had known when you joined or started the company?

Hydroponics is an incredibly rewarding and profitable business.

From our experience working with the company, we have learned that the potential for growth and scalability in hydroponics is huge. In addition, there are a variety of unique and innovative products that can be created by utilizing hydroponically grown produce. This could include fragrances, fitness drinks, and more. With the right knowledge and understanding, success in this industry is very achievable. I'm excited about the potential future hydroponics offers.

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How can people connect with you or learn more about BRIO AGRI?

People connect with us via

Email: info@briohydroponics.com

Calls at +91 9879948087 / 86 / 85

Managing Director & CEO – Mr. Pravin Patel / +91 98799 48081/ pravinp@brioagri.in

Director – Strategic Business Expansion – Mr. Jay Kumar Bhatt / + 91 99090 14090 / jay@brioagri.in

Our website: http://briohydroponics.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/briohydroponics/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/briohydroponics/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brio-hydroponics/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@briohydroponics2879

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