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 yearsâ experience in precision farming, organic cultivation and polyhouse management. In 2011, he received the prestigious âHaritha Mithraâ Award from the Government of Kerala for the âBest Vegetable Farmerâ in the State. He has worked in Qatar and South Africa in the capacity of Agricultural consultant. He also works as a Farm Journalist.