Nidhi Pant
Science for Society

Nidhi Pant, a social entrepreneur, heads the fast-moving consumer goods arm of Science for Society (S4S), India’s fastest-growing food technology company. In order to provide market access to the products procured from farmers, S4S launched DesiVDesi to provide a financially viable business model to farmers and SHGs through the application of sustainable and innovative technology. DesiVDesi works with 1,200 farmers, guiding them on cultivation of crops and supporting the value addition process through its award-winning solar-powered technology. Pant also mentors various startups in the U.S., Kenya, Thailand and Nepal and is part of a team of “solutioneers” from a San Francisco-based moving incubator helping startups scale up. She has spent the past few years working in policy and development across five countries and 10 states in India. She previously worked in international academic institutions in Berlin and Japan. She is also a Starting Bloc Fellow and received the TATA OSDD CSIR fellowship.

Articles by Nidhi Pant

  • Nidhi Pant

    How to Stop Wasting Food … and Feed the World

    Productivity isn't the only variable in the effort to increase the world's food supply; one-third of all food gets lost or wasted. Science for Society Techno Services claims its solar conduction dryer increases the shelf life of perishable produce by six to 12 months, and the firm even buys processed food from farmers and takes their dehydrated produce to market.

    Agriculture, Technology
    smallholder farmers
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