Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2009
This description of Nora Tager's work was prepared when Nora Tager was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Through community centers and forums where rural residents can access services like childcare, farm extension advice, and access to market information online, Nora is revitalizing rural communities by positioning agriculture as the engine of the local economy. And not just any rural communities. Nora works in former “black labor pool areas” that the South African apartheid regime had established to house black migrant workers and serviced with only the most basic electricity and sanitation. Nora’s approach has revolutionized the thinking in these areas resulting in the creation of viable hubs for economic planning and implementation.
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