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Poll: Would you like to start a farm?

In a move that’s more back-to-the-land than back-to-the-office, we posed a rather green-fingered question to our network. The response? A harvest of 49 thoughtful votes, sprouting a fascinating insight into the corporate world’s farming fantasies.

Poll result

Definite Yes, and Now 29%
Yes, after I retire10%
Yes, if provided guidance49%
No, it’s not for me12%

Tilling the top spot at 49%, the majority are ready to trade spreadsheets for seedlings, provided they’re shown the ropes. It seems the idea of starting a farm is more appealing than a corner office, with a significant number of corporate professionals dreaming of green pastures—once someone hands them a map, that is.

So, what’s the sown seed here?

This poll unearths a burgeoning interest among the suit-and-tie crowd to get their hands dirty. But it begs the question: Can anyone really start a farm? The land whispers “yes,” but it’s a journey from seed to harvest that requires more than just a green thumb. It demands knowledge, patience, and a willingness to learn from the land itself.

Here’s my two cents…

Why, you might ask, should a white-collar worker consider starting a farm? Ah, my friends, it’s about rooting back to basics while nurturing a sustainable future. Farming offers a unique blend of physical labour, mental respite, and a direct connection to nature that the corporate treadmill often lacks. It’s not just an investment in land; it’s an investment in well-being, sustainability, and, dare I say, legacy.

Wrapping it up with a bow (made of straw)

This poll is more than a casual query; it’s a reflection of a deeper yearning for connection—with the earth, with our food, and with the cycles of life. The majority’s call for guidance is a call to action for those in the know to shepherd the uninitiated through the agrarian gates. For the corporate world, it’s an open invitation to embrace the pastoral dream, equipped with the right knowledge and tools. As we plough through the digital age, let’s not forget the timeless allure of the soil beneath our feet. After all, every executive beats the heart of a farmer, waiting for the right moment to sow.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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