Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2005
This description of Rishi Kesh Tiwari's work was prepared when Rishi Kesh Tiwari was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
Rishi Kesh is combating the devastating poverty of rural areas by opening up new opportunities for the rural population and training “agricultural entrepreneurs.” By teaching rural populations new ways of utilizing their land and available natural resources, he is breaking the mold of deeply-entrenched and antiquated agricultural practices that contribute to larger problems of massive emigration and atrophying education.
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