E-agriculture: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Empower Farming Communities and to trigger rural development
May 30th, 2016, 4:52 pm
It is estimated that for the poorest people, GDP growth originating in the agriculture sector is about four times more effective in reducing poverty than GDP growth originating outside the sector-making the sector critical for overall growth, poverty reduction, and food security in any nation.
Traditionally, the agriculture sector is seen devoid of advanced technology usage. The practitioners in this space correctly blame the lack of access to right information, in the right format, at the right time for constraining the […]
Envisioning India’s Economic Growth with Equity
May 19th, 2016, 5:17 pm
India, the world-fastest growing economy also features as a country with a very high financial inequality. Do you know that 1% of the richest Indians own more than half of the country’s wealth, while 90% of the country’s population are left with less than a quarter of the country’s economic wealth . What are your ideas that can spur more inclusive and equitable growth in India?
e-National Agricultural Market Portal: a step forward in empowering India’s farming community
April 22nd, 2016, 2:27 pm
There are nearly 15 million Indian farmers (‘Main’ cultivators) less than there were in 1991. On an average, a farmer gets only 10%-30% of the price we pay in the market. Till June 2015, in the drought hit Marathawada region of Maharashtra, 1300 farmers’ have committed suicide. These figures are appalling so is the thought that the farming community which is primarily responsible for the country’s food production is living under the continued distress of food and economic insecurity. So, […]
Unlocking the Circular Economy Potential to build a Wealth of Flows
March 14th, 2016, 4:22 pm
By the year 2030, the global population is forecast to reach 9 billion people including an addition of 3 billion new middle class consumers. The future marketplace is seen to be characterized by an unprecedented demand for goods and services produced from a finite supply of resources. The key question here is how do we evolve from our linear 19th century ‘take-make and dispose’ model to an economic model designed for 21st century reality?
Circular Economy as an alternative to linear […]
Co-creating shared value: Seven Innovative features from a community led CPR management model
February 17th, 2016, 10:47 am
Common Property Resources and its potential to create shared value
An estimated 15% of India’s total geographical area falls under common property land. And, a significant 58% of the Indian rural households meet their daily fuel requirements from the firewood collected from Common Property Resources (CPR). A defining characteristic of these household is that they mostly represent the landless population (38% of the total rural households in India are landless).
These statistics offers me with two underlying impressions. Firstly, a large […]