Friday
April 26
2019

How This Hyderabad Social Entrepreneur Is Using Big Data to Change Farmers’ Lives

At a time of widespread agricultural distress caused by successive droughts, unremunerative farming and debt-trapped rural economies, a young man with his mobile app is showing how change can be brought in the life of farmers at the grassroot level.

In 2016, V. Naveen Kumar, who had no personal knowledge of agriculture, was so moved by the suicide of a farmer in a village in his native Warangal district of Telangana that for the next three months he ran around like a man possessed, meeting farmers to understand their problems. He interacted with agri-entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to find if there is a way he can bring some change in the lives of the financially besieged farmers.

Photo courtesy of pixelfusion3d.

Source: Economic Times (link opens in a new window)

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Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Technology
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agribusiness, agriculture, agtech, big data, emerging markets, smallholder farmers, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social impact, tech for good