Rikin Gandhi

Ashoka Fellow
India
Fellow Since 2010
This description of Rikin Gandhi's work was prepared when Rikin Gandhi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2010.
Introduction
Through interventions based on modern technology in Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Orissa, India, Rikin Gandhi is focusing on the efficiency of information dissemination and application and creating new knowledge networks for agriculture extension services. Rikin’s method entails replacing the old architecture of agriculture extension services with a new one; and the community is involved in the creation, dissemination, facilitation, and evaluation of locally relevant content.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

Updates

Rikin Gandhi was featured in TEDX:ASB Featured in the BBC article Digital Indians: Rikin Gandhi Featured in "Where YouTube Meets the Farm by David Bornstein in the New York Times Featured in Digital libraries for the poor : facilitating bottom-up innovation through video-based learning platform (English) from the World Bank His Organization, Digital Green, was featured on Sustain He delivered a presentation called "Social Networks for Agricultural Development" at the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security in Ciudad Obregon (Mexico) on March 28, 2014. He was interviewed by USAID He presented at the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative 2013 Technical Workshop. His presentation was entitled, Social networks for Livelihood Development Digital Green was featured in Digital Stories: Sugan Bai See Digital Green in Action

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