Closing the food loop
Up until 2014, Kern Agarwal and Ranjani Prabakaran held steady jobs at Standard Chartered Bank. But one fine day, we decided to quit and plunge full time into organic farming. Wed set up The Urban Farmers, a start-up incubated at Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA). One thing led to another and today we have Carbon Loops, an initiative that works with large institutions to segregate waste, create compost and then send it back to organic farmers, in a bid to close the loop in the food industry, says Agarwal, whose first project at Loyola College is set to be inaugurated on October 2.