Welcome to Ashoka Rural Innovation & Farming

Social entrepreneurship has the ability to transform the future of rural development. Learn how we facilitate this transformation...

Monetizing Natural Ecosystem Services

“Changing natural resource management practices” as an area of opportunity regarding innovations that maximize the power and give economic value to nature to provide much of what is needed...

Aggregation

Strategies that aggregate information, knowledge, and products in ways that better equip farmers to compete in a fast-changing marketplace...

Nutrient Security

Elevating and leveraging innovations that focus on whether and how nutrients, and specifically micro-nutrients, are delivered to people in order to foster people who are fully functional in society...

Scaling Innovation

Globalizer: An intimate and focused gathering of leading international figures from the social, business, and media worlds -- all sharing the same deep commitment to accelerating social change...
Submitted by Peter Bonanno on Thu, August 30, 2012
by Peter Bonanno   Once, long ago, social change meant “give a man a fish.” Then we figured out that “teach a man to fish” could be more lasting. Innovative knowledge entrepreneurs in rural areas of India, Africa, and Latin America are taking things one step further....
Submitted by Lauren Batcheck on Fri, August 3, 2012
We would like to thank Keith Hammonds and the team at Ashoka's Knowledge initiative for contributing the following blog, which Lauren Batcheck posted on their behalf.By Keith Hammonds We know this about human capital: Today, simply mastering a skill is not enough. Most...
Ashoka's Rural Innovation and Farming team would like to thank guest writer, Nava Friedman, for contributing the following blog, which Lauren Batcheck posted on her behalf. By Nava FriedmanFarouk Jiwa is an Ashoka Fellow, and a founding member of the Entrepreneurial Talent...

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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, August 25, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/25/15 What does changemaking in higher education look like in Singapore, Mexico, and the southeast United States? Though contexts vary, common interests and experiences unite these institutions across oceans. To celebrate this...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, August 11, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/11/15 "The world is crying out for new ideas... Our kids ought to recognise how deep their capacities for education are.""The capacity for new thinking - or turning old ideas into new applications - has really never been more important...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/03/15 Anshu K. Gupta, Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Goonj observed that two Indias exist side-by-side: the increasingly wealthy, urban India and the impoverished, neglected rural India. Anshu realized that the vast stocks of everyday...

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