Bhaskar RaoConsultant at Hydroponics and Controlled Environment Agriculture
A Controlled Environment Agriculturist specializing in Hydroponic cultivation of leafy greens, Lettuces, herbs, wheat grass, micro greens, Cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, exotic vegetables etc.
I have gained 28 years (India 6 years and Gulf 22 years) of rich experience with key focus on top line profitability as well as optimal utilization of resources to foster the agri-business industry. Comprehensive experience in managing the overall activities pertaining to hydroponic vegetables and flowers/ornamental plants. An academically brilliant individual with the distinction of receiving Gold Medal from Karnataka State Agricultural Marketing Board (India 1994) for outstanding performance in the post graduate degree examination. Further, I would like to state that the experience & knowledge gained during these years have provided me with a solid foundation. It has widened my functional knowledge & has provided the skill to contribute to the growth & further enhancement of the organization I involve with.
My academics include a Certified Crop Adviser – American Society of Agronomy, Masters in Food and Agricultural Marketing Management - University of Mysore, India, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - India. Global GAP, LEAF Marque, SEDEX, BRC, ISO 22000-2018 trained and on field Implementation and internal audits. Well versed in F & V pack house management based on HACCP principles and high standards of food safety & quality control in postharvest handling (farm to fork), packaging and brand development of agricultural produce.