Forty years since India gained independence, what has really changed for the farmers of today? Farmers incomes are still too low, India needs to at least double farmers’ income. During this crucial post-independence period, agriculture contributed 45% of the country’s GDP, employing the majority of Indian workers. After an impressive increase in agricultural production in… Continue reading India Wants to Double Farmers’ Incomes – and Tackle Climate Change. Is Technology the Answer to This Double Bind?
Trinbagonian Impakter: Tech4Agri for the A in STEM
“After each class, students fill out a short feedback survey on our sessions are. The most pertinent response a student said to me was that our beginner, paper-based coding game was too easy and that her school’s IT class is already doing Python. This means we simply have to step it up.” – Keron Bascombe, Creator, Tech4agri… Continue reading Trinbagonian Impakter: Tech4Agri for the A in STEM
Association for Sustainable Development Alternatives: Protecting Biodiversity & Livelihoods
The wildlife sanctuary in the Dhera Block of Arsi Mountains National Park in the Oromia region, Ethiopia, hosts a variety of acacia-dominant vegetation cover and is the habitat for over 25 wild mammals dominated by greater kudu, lesser kudu, spotted hyena and warthogs. The park is also home to more than 189 bird species including… Continue reading Association for Sustainable Development Alternatives: Protecting Biodiversity & Livelihoods
YAD: From Zero to Hero
‘Youth are the pillars, changers and builders of the nation. They have a huge power to change the system and develop our country.’ This is what the youth of YAD (Youth for Agriculture Development, Nepal) believe. I still remember the initial days of the YAD organisation. The young people involved did not believe in their strengths, but… Continue reading YAD: From Zero to Hero