A new roadmap for solving the world-wide shortage of affordable housing
Two global trends—explosive population growth and mass urban migration—mean that millions of individuals worldwide, in virtually every country, now inhabit sprawling slums. Beginning in 2008, people living in cities outnumbered people on rural land for the first time in human history. Already about...
Collaborating on Rural Innovation and Farming at Globalizer 2012
Editor's note: This post was written by Lauren Batcheck who works with the Ashoka Rural Innovation and Farming (RIF) Venture Collaborative Entrepreneurship (VCE) Program. How do you increase the wellbeing and sustainability of rural farmers? Or improve the quality of life of the underserved poor...
Mobilizing Harmonious Communities: Durukan’s Changemaker Journey
Durukan’s journey to discovering how people live in balance with nature through regenerative agriculture began in his teens when he began to mobilize his peers to build an eco-community. These early experiences while young were prescient to Durukan’s career as a leading social entrepreneur.
Leading agricultural innovation in Odisha: Naisargik's Changemaker Journey
With his changemaking power, Naisargik is determined to counteract environmental pollution and curb the risk of cancer with agricultural innovation and community outreach.