G.L. Janardhan

Ashoka Fellow
Bangalore, India
Fellow Since 1998


This profile was prepared when G.L. Janardhan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
The New Idea
Janardhana is developing a system of training farmers to use apiculture and horticulture as an integral part of their agricultural cycle, emphasizing a critical balance between profitable agricultural practices and sustainability of natural resources. The economic incentive, especially, has motivated more and more farmers in the fragile Western Ghats' ecosystem to adopt his approach. By encouraging farming communities to cooperate and organize themselves, Janardhana has helped them both to increase crop yields and to safeguard their natural resources.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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