Food and Agri Business
To actualize its focus and commitment for the holistic development of the Food and Agribusiness sector, a specialized ‘Food and Agribusiness Strategic Advisory and Research’ (FASAR) Group has been domiciled within the Development and Knowledge Banking department at YES BANK. In a short span of time, FASAR has emerged as India’s premier and specialized Food and Agribusiness Consultancy & Research Group, having prestigious on-shore and off-shore mandates to its credentials across the entire spectrum of the Food and Agribusiness (F&A) domain.
FASAR has relevant experience and expertise in the conceptualization and implementation of some path breaking projects and knowledge initiatives for both Government as well as corporate clientele in the Agribusiness sector. The team comprises of domain experts in the relevant sectors and has considerable work experience in MNC’s and Indian Corporate Houses engaged in the Food and Agri sectors.
FASAR has worked closely with the Indian Government on various policy initiatives and has the privilege to be associated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Food Processing Industries and most state governments on various projects for the development of F&A sector.
YES BANK has been appointed as National Consultants by Union Ministry of Agriculture to develop a framework for implementation of Modern Terminal Markets (MTMs) across the country. YES BANK is the Project Management Consultant for MOFPI for development of Mega Food Parks in various states.
On the corporate side, FASAR uses its extensive industry knowledge and experience by advising its clients on market entry, expansion, diversification and marketing strategy. It also takes up mandates on market research, feasibility study, and business model development for new ventures, infrastructure advisory, supply chain analysis, logistics development, JV formulation and equity infusion.
FASAR offers its unique ‘Advisory + Implementation + Lending’ proposition to its clients on starting or diversifying into the following areas:
FASAR has been associated with various industry bodies like CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and PHDCCI and institutions NIAM and IBA on various knowledge partnerships on agri related issues and policy initiatives. The team conducts in-depth research on various sub-sectors of F&A domain and releases reports and research papers appraising the stakeholders on the latest issues, key trends and developments in the sector.
The team publishes a much sought after e-publication, the ‘Weekly India Food & Agribusiness Review’, and a much respected weekly commodity e-report, the ‘Weekly India Agri Commodity Review’. FASAR also organizes YES BANK’s Annual Food and Agri Conclave, which has gained recognition as a flagship platform to discuss India’s food and agribusiness related issues.