Vijayakumar Narayanan

Lead Agriculturist / Aquaponics Futurist

Vijayakumar Narayanan

Brief Bio

Present: Seven plus years as Aquaponics Farmer, Independent Aquaponics Research, Independent Aquaponics Consultant, Aquaponics Franchise, Integrated Agriculture, Protected Cultivation Horticulture (design, management, mentoring, operations), Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), Integrated Pest Management, Commercial Enterprise Development Assistance, etc.

Past: Fifteen plus years of executive managerial experience in heading/managing large teams with overall business operations, P&L, strategic planning and overall responsibilities. Instrumental in starting up and operating several business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in India, Oman, and Bahrain. Prior to that, a Soldier and Education Instructor at Indian Army Educational Corps for eight years.

A sustainable and effective food program is an essential component of The Venus Project. As a Lead Agriculturist, I am interested in sustainable food production and strategies to bring back the country into the city. I will be working with various teams of the agricultural belt developing scalable integrated aquaponics organic farming solutions, executing various permacultural methods and practices of cultivating the soil, producing crops and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products.