Country Director, Syngenta Foundation India
S. Baskar Reddy is the Country Director of Syngenta Foundation India. He has over 15 years of experience in the agriculture sector. He is currently working on developing business models for the agriculture development and these models are based on entrepreneurship and innovative
value chain financing.
Before joining the Syngenta Foundation India, he was the Director for Agriculture, Food Processing and Water divisions at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He worked closely with the Ministry of Agriculture on policy formulation and implementation of some key policies in agricultural marketing, extension, warehousing, farm machinery and PPPs in agriculture. Baskar was instrumental in developing the first PPP\framework in agriculture i.e. Public-Private Partnership for Integrated Agriculture Development (PPPIAD).
He holds a master’s degree in water science and technology and Ph.D. in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering from IARI, New Delhi. He is also on the board of Agri-Entrepreneur Growth Foundation (AEGF), a joint venture between Syngenta Foundation and Tata Trusts.