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 Wed, December 3, 2014
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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, December 1, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/01/14 With the events in Ferguson, MO dominating the news and the national conversation, it's easy to feel powerless, and cynical. But let's remember that in communities like Ferguson -- and similar ones all across the U.S. -- there...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, November 24, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 11/24/14 Jose Salcedo was one of the winners of Youth Venture and MTV Tr3s Agents of Change Campaign back in 2010. The campaign spotlighted the issues that affect the Hispanic community in the US including immigration, education, financial...

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