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Growing Young: Making Agriculture Cool

By Neha Ahlawat and Ipsita Mitra Agriculture still remains one of the mainstays of rural livelihoods in India. While we have been trying to gain insights into how rural livelihoods can be improved through strengthening agriculture, our efforts have also … Continue reading

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Nimble Agriculture: The Road Ahead

I helped facilitate the Nimble Agriculture session at Design Public 4. We sought to gain new perspective into the largely unsolved challenge of how we can use mobile technologies, social networks and new and innovative approaches to services deliver to … Continue reading

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Grand Challenges Innovations at Design Public

The first day at the Design Public Conclave last week was dedicated to brainstorming new cross-sectoral engagement models to promote innovation in four challenge areas – post-grid energy, equitable water and sanitation, smarter cities and nimble agriculture. Participants split up … Continue reading

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Taking Forward Innovation in the Challenge Tracks

The fourth panel at the Design Public Conclave will focus on how to take forward innovation in the four challenge tracks that were discussed on the first day of the Conclave. Discussion leaders from the previous day, along with sector-specific … Continue reading

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Nimble Agriculture: Challenge Track at Design Public IV

‘Nimble Agriculture’ is a concept CKS developed in response to the challenges of small and marginalized farmers (those with land under 2 hectares). The term refers to agriculture that is smart, light and agile: smart in its use of resources, … Continue reading

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An Innovative Water Saving Method Offers Solace to Small Farmers

The University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, developed a hybrid variety of paddy, KRH-4, that has been cultivated by many farmers affected by the deficient rainfall. As per UAS-B authorities, the paddy variety, developed after several years of research and … Continue reading

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Revolutionize Agriculture with Solar Power

Greenpeace came up with a brilliant initiative of the installations of solar based irrigation system at Purnea & Vaishali districts of Bihar. Looking at the poor irrigation facilities due to unavailability of electric supply and availability of abundant sunshine in … Continue reading

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Building an Innovation Society

Today we see tremendous interest in innovation in India and some hope for what it might be able to do for the grand challenges facing this society as a whole. But there is also a great deal of uncertainty about … Continue reading

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Leveraging Technology for Small and Marginal Farmers: A Conversation with Vinay Kumar of Digital Green

Last week, I spoke with Vinay Kumar, COO of Digital Green, a platform that deploys technology and social organization to affect sustained social change. Digital Green communicates locally relevant best practices to rural communities using videos that are of the … Continue reading

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A conversation with Sriganesh from LIRNEAsia

As the Design Public conclave is drawing closer, we are reaching out to experts to develop our four challenge tracks. In this process I interviewed Mr. Sriganesh Lokananthan, Senior Research Manager at LIRNEasia, a regional information and communication technology, policy … Continue reading

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