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What We Do

FAST (Foundation for Agriculture Sustainability and Transformation) is a non-profit organization working in agriculture and allied sectors with a motive of empowering farmers, enhancing farm productivity, facilitating market linkages for agricultural and allied produce, research, policy and start up advisory. We utilize and leverage the traditional and state of the art IoT channels to bring positive change at national level. FAST operates by way of providing knowledge inputs and by facilitating implementation process for initiatives in agriculture and allied sectors across India and other countries.

Farmer Empowerment

1. Empowering farmers, farm workers, members of farming families
2. Skill development and trainings
3. Development of natural resources for agricultural production activity

Crop management

1. Crop related knowledge facilitation, extension activity (GAP and Others)
2. Stewardship
3. Productivity enhancement in agricultural production systems
4. Facilitation of organic and IPM crops

Agricultural marketing

1. Facilitating market linkages to farmers for remunerative agricultural enterprise
2. Facilitation of market led extension and market extension
3. Facilitation of agri and food processing

Research Management

1. Conducting organized research trials in agriculture and allied sectors
2. Collaboration with research institutes
3. Research and policy advocacy in agriculture and allied sectors

Startup advisory

1. Advisory services for startup businesses in agriculture and allied sectors
2. Facilitation of collaboration avenues for promising startup ventures


Our Advisory team

FAST is administered and operated by a body of senior professionals from agriculture and allied sectors. The Board Members, Advisors and practicing managers form the “FAST members” who are instrumental in bringing desirable sectorial change. The cumulative work experience of FAST members runs to hundreds of calendar years, thousands of agricultural seasons and multiplicity of sectorial and business transactions. FAST members are essentially persons with capability and inclination to contribute to nation building by strengthening the agri and allied sectors.

Marva Hewitt

Advisory Team

An Environmental Health Practitioner and CEO of the Food Hygiene Bureau Ltd (FHB) in the Caribbean specializing in food safety training, certification and consultancy.

Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy

Advisory Team

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Dr. S.S. Gosal

Advisory Team

Founder Director, School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Former Director of Research Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana with specialisation in Molecular Genetics.

Dr. B.V. Patil

Advisory Team

From Univ. of Agri. Sciences, Raichur – specialises in IPM, esp. ecological components and the latest advances.

Dr. R. Murugesan

Advisory Team

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Dr. H.Hemnath Rao

Advisory Team

A management expert at the national and international levels. Heads the Development Management Institute, Patna.


Our Dedicated Team

FAST has several passionate and enthusiastic members.

RamaChandra Murthy

President, FAST

Agri Professional with thorough understanding of Social-economical and politcal arena of Agri Eco System

PVGK Murthy

Agri Expert

International Agri Consultant and Agri business project management expert with depth of agricultural technologies.

Dr. Ravindrdanath

Agri Expert

An agricultural scientist and former director of the Indian Inst. of Rice Research with interests in Research management, Coordinating research activities on Organic farming, Biodiversity & Biofortification.

Dr. Jalapathi Rao

Agri Expert

Former Registrar, A. N.G. R. Agri. University. Presently President, Bharatiya Agro Economic Research Centre, (national level organisation working on farm sector).

Sheshgiri Rao. P

Agri Expert

Career spanning the Corporate, Development, Consultancy worlds buttressed with knowledge in Project management, Social survey, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Documentation.

Sudhakar N

Digital Expert

A digital health-sciences professional with domain knowledge spanning Operations management, Business planning, Project management, Customer management and analytics, Sales & marketing.

Ch. Surender Raju

Banking Expert

EX General Manager in Telangana Grameena Bank, former AGM in SBI and having wide exposure in Agri and Rural Development Bankable Projects.

Dr. Jagannada Raju

Agri Expert

Former Director, Extension Education Institute as well as the former Registrar of A. N.G. R. Agri. University, Hyderabad.

Dr. Shashi Bhushan Vemuri

Agri Expert

Former Principal Scientist, senior professor and University Head of Entomology Dept, ANGRAU AND PJTSAU. Specialist of Food Safety, Pesticide Residues, Insect Toxicology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Dr. Vemuri Ravindra Babu

Agri Expert

Specilist in Organic Farming and Biofortification, Former Director, ICAR-IIRR, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. Presently National Director (Crops ), Patanjili Bio Research Institute, Haridwar.

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