Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1990
This description of Nasser Youssef Nasr's work was prepared when Nasser Youssef Nasr was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
Nasser Youssef Nasr, 35, an agronomist from the small coastal state of Espírito Santo, is adapting an important discovery to Brazilian conditions and spreading it to Brazilian farmers. He's showing that by growing crops amidst mixed native groundcover and weeds, farmers can both limit pest damage without chemicals and multiply yields.
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