Digital Green: Transforming Ag Extensions in India

Many of the rural farmers in India have difficulty providing enough food for their own families, but not for long if Rikin Ghandi has it his way. Rikin’s company, Digital Green’s mission is to empower these small farmers to lift themselves out of poverty.

About Rikin Ghandi:

With a Masters in aeronautical and astronautical space engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, Rikin began his career at Oracle, where he received patents for linguistic search algorithms that he helped develop. Later he joined Microsoft Research India’s Technology for Emerging Markets team, where he researched ways to amplify the effectiveness of agricultural development globally. The time Rikin spent in India’s rural communities changed his life. He developed a passion for helping the country’s rural farmers, whom he saw as heroes. More than a decade later, that passion has become Rikin’s career; in 2006, he co-founded what has become Digital Green.

Bio sourced from www.digitalgreen.org