Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2012
Yayasan Mitra Tani Mandiri (YMTM)
This description of Vinsensius Nurak's work was prepared when Vinsensius Nurak was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
Vinsensius Nurak, a farmer’s son, realized that food insecurity and deteriorating livelihoods will continue to plague rural families in the world’s arid lands as long as agricultural and development agencies continue to see them as mere beneficiaries to receive training. Instead, he is putting farmers in Eastern Indonesia in charge of transforming their dry and degraded land into healthy forests that produce food year-round and drive economic growth in the region.
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