SACHIN DARBARWAR
Founder Director, Simplyfresh Pvt Ltd

An IT professional pursuing a lucrative career overseas, returns to India to start what today is India's largest Hydroponic Precision Farming Company - Simply Fresh Pvt Ltd.

Mr. Sachin Darbarwar's (Founder and Director, Simply Fresh Pvt Ltd.) story is nothing less than an inspiration to the young generation of this nation who are looking at Agriculture and AgTech as their preferred career choice. Having worked in Australia he holds an enriching background in Information Technology, with a strong understanding of Agriculture technology and farming techniques. He is a seasoned professional and has a fantastic career graph. His knack for innovation has fetched him achievement and success across multiple roles.

Simply Fresh was setup with the motto to provide safe, hydroponically grown, pesticide free, traceable - fresh produce and medicinal plants with high nutritional value and active ingredient levels. Simply Fresh uses highly sustainable precision farming techniques where they grow all plants in an AI-controlled automated greenhouse, where an ideal environment is created for plants to grow. A proprietary software - 'Farm in A Box' (FiAB) manages the growing cycle and monitors plant growth from Seed to Harvest.

With so much of innovation and tech involved, Simply Fresh teamed up with many Dutch partners to bring in the best of technology, knowledge, and equipment to setup the State-Of-The-Art "Plant Factory" of India. Simply Fresh acknowledges the support received from its Dutch partners and appreciates their efforts in its success.

In the recent years, there has been a tremendous shift in how we look at agriculture in India. It has moved from traditional farming to a more modern and technology assisted farming approach. The reason for this shift is the entry of the younger generation into this space. They are bringing in new and innovative methods that are providing the traditional agriculture a new outlook with more focus on aspects of food safety, soil conversion, higher yields, and minimum to zero usage of fertilizers and pesticides.

The agriculture landscape is India rapidly evolving and we foresee the future to be very lucrative. This is the right time for the youth of the nation to actively be part of the evolution in the Agri space and be part of the change that is going to transform the overall food system.