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Biological Agri Solutions Association of India (BASAI), a ‘Not for Profit’ organization registered u/s 28 of The Companies Act has been established w.e.f. 13 June 2019. BASAI will represent over 20 companies nationally and internationally to address various issues being faced by the Bio Agri Industry in the country and around the globe.
Biological products are becoming increasingly important for sustainable crop protection and nutrition of crops. While the inherent need is driving several national and international players towards this sector, there are numerous challenges that deter the streamlined growth of the sector. The awareness and knowledge level regarding Biological products are relatively low. Unlike fertilizers, seeds, or crop protection products, they are not regarded as a basic input by many farmers. Biological products in general have a negative image due to a lot of spurious products containing chemicals being sold in the name of biologicals that destroy crop and soil health.

On one hand, where there are dedicated regulators like the Insecticides Act & the Fertilizer Control Order for regulating crop protection and fertilizers respectively, no structured regulation exists for bio stimulants or similar products. In the absence of regulation, various states take their own decisions on regulating this category, leading to unhealthy practices and bans on products which hampers availability for growers and makes it difficult for providers to operate.
Given the myriad challenges, the BASAI has been formed to organize the industry players to collectively address the need for awareness, knowledge dissemination and most importantly regulatory issues pertaining to the biologicals in the agriculture sector. The goal also is that all ag chem and fertilizer associations and their members who are engaged in bioproducts, support BASAI as the apex body for all Bio Agriculture needs.

Biological Agri Solutions Association of India (BASAI), a ‘Not for Profit’ organization registered u/s 28 of The Companies Act has been established w.e.f. 13 June 2019. BASAI will represent over 20 companies nationally and internationally to address various issues being faced by the Bio Agri Industry in the country and around the globe.
Biological products are becoming increasingly important for sustainable crop protection and nutrition of crops. While the inherent need is driving several national and international players towards this sector, there are numerous challenges that deter the streamlined growth of the sector. The awareness and knowledge level regarding Biological products are relatively low. Unlike fertilizers, seeds, or crop protection products, they are not regarded as a basic input by many farmers. Biological products in general have a negative image due to a lot of spurious products containing chemicals being sold in the name of biologicals that destroy crop and soil health.

On one hand, where there are dedicated regulators like the Insecticides Act & the Fertilizer Control Order for regulating crop protection and fertilizers respectively, no structured regulation exists for bio stimulants or similar products. In the absence of regulation, various states take their own decisions on regulating this category, leading to unhealthy practices and bans on products which hampers availability for growers and makes it difficult for providers to operate.
Given the myriad challenges, the BASAI has been formed to organize the industry players to collectively address the need for awareness, knowledge dissemination and most importantly regulatory issues pertaining to the biologicals in the agriculture sector. The goal also is that all ag chem and fertilizer associations and their members who are engaged in bioproducts, support BASAI as the apex body for all Bio Agriculture needs.

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