Anup Nair

Ashoka Fellow
Kochi, Kerala, India
Fellow Since 2011


This profile was prepared when Anup Nair was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
To increase sustainability of micro-enterprises in India, Anup Nair has created local production and supply systems driven by micro-entrepreneurs that fosters a “local-to-local” economy. By creating networks of specialized entrepreneurs focused on management, marketing and distribution, this system leverages the collective strength of local micro-enterprises to compete with large corporations that are actively targeting local rural markets.
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