Fellow Since 1994
Academy of Development Science
This description of Rajeev Khedkar's work was prepared when Rajeev Khedkar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1994.
Rajeev Khedkar is restoring the diversity of plant species cultivated in India by teaching farmers how to use, modify and preserve traditional species of rice. The reintroduction of traditional rice species will help farmers confront their problems of soil infertility, plant diseases and pests, and climate change.
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