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Farm 2050, AgTech startup signed an MoU with American company AmHydro in a deal to promote sustainable agriculture

By Rudrankar Raha

Bengaluru, April 9, 2019

American Hydroponics (AmHydro), a US company that provides agriculture solutions plans to invest in India and is going to set up an office in the silicon valley of India: Bengaluru.

AmHydro will work in collaboration with Farm 2050, a company committed to ensuring sustainable agriculture through AgTech.

AmHydro has more than 100 years of growing experience does a variety of work in the field of agriculture. It ventures into Commercial hydroponic consulting wherein their experts provide solutions ranging from lighting to refrigeration.

Joe Swartz, President of AmHydro, while emphasizing on the need to develop new technologies in agriculture said, “If you look historically, our ability to improve our health, to improve our quality of life – everything is based upon our ability to grow food.  Agriculture has been a foundation of all great societies around the world. Agricultural techniques, such as sustainable agriculture techniques, are the foundation of a country.”

“Agricultural technology has constantly been evolving and it can continue to do so only with human involvement” added Swartz.

Jenny Harris, the CEO of AmHydro gave a brief about the company which provides agricultural solutions. Harris said, “AmHydro has its system in 66 countries around the world. We cover a large spectrum in providing green solutions from small farms to large commercial ones. We have rooftop farms in Singapore, and in the US.”

N. H. ShivaShankara Reddy, Minister for Agriculture of Karnataka, addressing the issue of sustainable agriculture said, “Whatever technology we bring in, it should be cost effective. Most of the farmers in India are small farmers thus the government should promote those schemes that are affordable.

The waterman of Karnataka, RV Deshpande and former Irrigation Minister M B Patil were the other dignitaries present for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between American AmHydro and Farm 2050.