C. Hariharan was born in Arookkutty, Cherthala Taluk, Alappuzha District to C.P. Chandrasekharan Nair and K.K. Chandravathy Amma. He acquired expertise in Green House Management with the training received from Maharashtra Horticultural Training Centre and Netherland Agricultural Department. In addition, he also got special training in High-Tech Farming from IIHR. He possesses six yearsÃ¢ÂÂ experience in precision farming, organic cultivation and polyhouse management. In 2011, he received the prestigious Ã¢ÂÂHaritha MithraÃ¢ÂÂ Award from the Government of Kerala for the Ã¢ÂÂBest Vegetable FarmerÃ¢ÂÂ in the State. He has worked in Qatar and South Africa in the capacity of Agricultural consultant. He also works as a Farm Journalist.