I have been following Farmnest forum for some time and impressed with the discussions happening on this forum.
I am an IT Program Manager and currently working in USA. Farming is my passion and I am leaving my cushy corporate job to get into agriculture entrepreneurship. I think this time is right to get into “Future Industry”. I have read some interesting stories of “IT to Farming” on this forum. Kudos to all those IT folks who mustered courage to take this decision.
During my stint in US, I have done controlled Environment Engg. course in high tech greenhouse set up and corp production. I have also made some good connect with some of the GH experts who have done large commercial hydroponic projects.
India has huge potential for this technique but lack technical expertise and knowledge about GH management. There are many companies from Europe and US eagerly waiting for entering into Indian market. Very soon we will see some of the large corporates will get into this hi tech farming. If you put all the parameters and floating pieces together well, then there is bound to be success story. Otherwise, it will be disaster. Lot of meticulous planning is required.
I am looking for folks from Pune who have similar interest. Those who want to make a difference to current problematic situation of farming. Together we can implement lot of good ideas. Retail industry is growing by 30% y-o-y and they need high quality fresh produce grown locally. This itself is large opportunity to tap but it requires innovative models and funding. Group of dedicated folks can tap this opportunity.
Please mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your phone no. if you are interested in this venture and I will put more ideas to take this forward.