Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2013
This description of Shashank Kumar's work was prepared when Shashank Kumar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
In India, where approximately 80 percent of farmers work on a small or marginal scale, traditional cropping patterns have proven to be low-yield and risk-intensive while also depleting soil nutrition. Shashank Kumar is helping farmers get away from these antiquated practices through low cost and market-driven interventions that begin at the crop planning stage and end at the sale of produce. Through his interventions, Shashank has been able to maximize farmers’ profits and minimize the cash flow cycles while also improving soil nutrition.
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