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Friday, December 19, 2008

Guest Video Blog: The New Face of Farming

By Rob Katz

Editor's note: Guest video blogger Karthik Janakiraman is an Acumen Fund Fellow.? This year, Karthik is working with Global Easy Water Products (GEWP), an company in India providing poor farmers with access to affordable micro-drip irrigation solutions.? He will develop a production, inventory and logistics plan, while also building and refining GEWP's export strategy.?

Before joining Acumen Fund, Karthik was a Senior Engineering Manager at Applied Materials in Santa Clara, California, responsible for new product development. He has been awarded five patents in the area of semiconductor design. Karthik holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.Video blog by Karthik Janakiraman

During my first week in Aurangabad, I went to the agricultural fields and met a few customers of GEWP. One of them in particular, stood out. This short video captures my thoughts and impressions on that meeting.

This post first appeared on the Acumen Fund Fellows blog.
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