Team

Magasool (meaning "yield" in Tamil) is a not-for-profit organization that works with 1400+ small farmers and farm workers in over 80 Tamil Nadu villages in improving their incomes and nutrition. With the support of generous individuals like you, Magasool completed 7 years of operations, and 6 years since incorporation, in March 2019.

Magasool is promoting crops and cropping practices that will reduce usage of water, chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and increase the use of cheaper bio-degradable alternatives in a manner that increases profitability and sustainability for farmers. We aim to make agriculture sustainable for our planet and for farmers.

Team
Jayaram Venkatesan

Jayaram Venkatesan

Founder, Magasool

Jayaram Venkatesan did his Masters in Electrical Engineering in the US and worked as Vice President of Countrywide Research Division in Los Angeles, California. His work mainly focused around understanding social issues and supporting many non-governmental organizations in India. His deep interest in social work brought him back to India in 2007 and was involved in various research and field programs related to Education and Agriculture until 2010. In 2010, Jayaram started field experiments in agriculture to compare improved techniques over conventional methods and that evolved into the Magasool program.

Ajay Kumar Tannirkulam

Ajay Kumar Tannirkulam

Founder, Magasool

Ajay Kumar Tannirkulam did his PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He returned to India in 2008 and joined the Analytics unit at the Center for Microfinance – Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) as head. He was also the Interim Executive Director of the center between 2011 and 2013. His deep interest in agriculture and livelihoods of small and marginal farmers made him spend time in the field to understand issues faced by farmers. Along with Jayaram, Ajay co-founded the Magasool in 2012 and has been working full time on developing quality programs for small and marginal farmers.

Employees

Balu
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Jai
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