V K V Ravichandran

V K V Ravichandran, fondly called Ravi, is a third-generation farmer, dedicated to farming for over 30 years, and a fierce proponent of effective technology for agriculture sector across the entire value chain, from seeds to trade. A very active, and an experienced farmer in all facets of agriculture, Ravi is visible in social media with his no-nonsense views on national/international agri-policies and agri-technologies, has evangelized many uses of science and technology for better farm productivity.

Ravi is a Director of Global Farmer Network head quartered in Des Moines, Iowa, USA and Vice President of Indian Farmers Network. Ravi is an active member in World Economic Forum’s initiative “New Vision for Agriculture: Transformation Leaders Network”, that engages over 150 active practitioners and experts to support practical efforts to achieve sustainable agricultural growth.

Both at national and international levels, Ravi has been recognized for his valuable contributions, his recent ones being prestigious International Award “Dean Kleckner Award for Trade and Technology”, 2013, awarded by Global Farmers’ Network, Des Moines, Iowa, USA and National Award “Harit Kranti Award”, 2016.