Agribusiness: A Great Career Opportunity for Talented People

An Agribusiness boom is underway in India, and it needs big talent to drive its growth. Growth in agricultural productivity will build incomes and assets, and although somewhat cyclical, at the macro level, agriculture in India will inherently be recession proof over the long term. The greatest achievement for India will come from sustained self-sufficiency in food. Food consumption is leading the boom in agriculture. India is expected to overtake China as the world’s largest nation. With the world’s youngest population, food and Agri sector is set to triple by 2020 from US $328 to US $895 Billion in just six years from now. Huge opportunities in Agribusiness are attracting investments in primary production as well as on the output side in food processing and distribution. Organized retail is growing at 35% CAGR and so are many input industries, all of whom are demanding more capable people to manage growth. This is resulting in a shortage of trained agribusiness talent. Recognizing the opportunities that will continue to grow in the future, leading corporates are reinventing their induction, retention and leadership plans for expanding their Agribusiness talent pool in India. The article provides insights and opportunities that are attracting talent to agribusiness.

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Jun 14 2012
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Journal Article
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IFAMR (ISSN #: 1559-2448) (Other)
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International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 15, Special Issue A
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This essay is one of 23 featured authors from around the world discussing the challenges and solutions to filling the global talent gap in agribusiness.
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Special Issue A

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