Fellow Since 1999
Goth Seenghar Foundation
This description of Nazir Ujjan's work was prepared when Nazir Ujjan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
Nazir Ujjan is showing small and landless farmers how they can use seed banks, coupled with access to technology to break the cycle of reliance on moneylenders and large landowners, overcoming many challenge in the rural area where he has been working where only five percent of the arable land is owned by small farmers and functional literacy is minimal.
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