He graduated in agriculture and participated in various programs at NISIET and In-house with leading MNCs Union Carbide, Dow AgroSciences. He is now a globally
travelled agribusiness professional and has strong professional relationships with opinion makers in the agribusiness sector with a thorough understanding of the complex socio-economic, political, cultural and environmental aspects of Agriculture and Agribusinesses in India and other major agrarian economies across the world.
He served a broad range of agribusinesses that include crop protection products, seeds (conventional and biotech), nutrition, specialty fertilizers, micro-irrigation and international trade, for a period spanning three decades, in various capacities. His contribution to the growth of the crop protection products industry in India is widely recognized. He has worked for and with major multinational Union Carbide, Dow AgroSciences and large Indian companies like Nagarjuna group in this sector with a long career as a marketing professional.
He founded the Interface Agricultural Technologies Private Ltd. – a one-stop management consultingand skill development enterprise for Agribusinesses in the year 2006 and has been leading this business as CEO since inception. Also, involved in farmer empowerment and entrepreneurship development initiatives in agri-ecosystem. A lead adviser and mentor for startups and MSME businesses in the agricultural domain. Mentor at a-IDEA (Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture) – a technology business incubator hosted by ICAR-NAARM (National Academy of Agricultural Research Management) Hyderabad & Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
In recent years, Ramachandra Murthy Pulumati has successfully led a large and long-term stewardship projects in India that involved training through local partnerships by managing and mentoring local NGOs for Crop Life International, Belgium. This was a first of its kind and a model project for agricultural training and skill development in rural farming communities in India and has received global attention for its success. Also, successfully designed and delivered collaborative stewardship projects for the agricultural industry viz. Dow AgroSciences (now Corteva Agriscience) and others with multi stakeholder involvement.
He continues to serve as a trusted spokesperson for Indian and International stakeholders foagribusiness. He has a proven track record, facilitating accelerated success of their client businesses and celebrating more than 12 years of success at Interface! Now, nation building initiatives under the aegis of his established voluntary organization, the Foundation for Agricultural Sustainability and Transformation (FAST) a not-for-profit organization are in an acceleration mode! Ramchandra Murthy is married to Nirmala L Pulumati who pursues her business interests