The new ‘farmerbook,’ an initiative from Digital Green, aims to bring transparency and networking to rural India, by allowing users to see how best practices in farming promoted by Digital Green are shared and adapted.
Classical “planning” is unlikely to help when innovating in the surprising complexity of BoP markets as mapped in ‘Poor Economics’ – but “chaos” and ‘anarchy’ are not the answers either. What about “improvisation’” then?
It’s not (only) about good intentions when talking about poverty – the right message can go bad when communicated in the wrong way. A brief case study on philanthropic attitudes and hidden racism.
Some days old already, but here it is: my blog post on the Anna Hazare story and an India Without Corruption on NextBillion. Things have moved since then:
Straight black, double espresso, or decaf soy milk latte vanilla grande? For thousands of farmers around the globe, coffee is not a question of taste (or style), but one of survival.
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