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“Are we just laborers?”- Women in Agriculture

By Neha Ahlawat and Ipsita Mitra Try and picture a day in rural Punjab. We immediately think of a man, toiling away in the field, soiled hands tending to his crops and a look of exasperation on his face. The … Continue reading

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Rethinking Agriculture

My father is an agriculturist and that explains why each time when I am visiting my parents, just like this past weekend, I end up spending a considerable amount of time with my family on discussions around agriculture and its … 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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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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What we mean when we talk about Nimble Agriculture

In a previous blog, we mentioned a weekly trend of the sabha at CKS. For this week’s sabha, we decided to present two of the challenge tracks for the upcoming edition of the Design Public Conclave. One of them is … Continue reading

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Making agriculture nimble

Perhaps there are areas of the rural experience that are even harder for us metropolitan subjects to fathom than agriculture. I’d have to hear some options to be sure. The very phenomenon that makes the countryside as such, the planting … Continue reading

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