In search of greener pastures

November 26, 2015 Chennai

Vinoth Kumar is set to travel across 11 countries in his search for traditional organic farming methods

After six years behind the desk at an IT job, Vinoth Kumar left it all to become a farmer. Hailing from an agricultural family based in Cheyyur, Kanchipuram district, the 32-year-old has been a full-time farmer since 2014, practising sustainable living and organic farming methods — teaching other farmers to do the same. While he has travelled extensively and studied the traditional farming methods of Tamil Nadu and other places in India, Nepal and Bhutan, his latest project will take him across 11 countries in South East Asia.