Spotlighting unknown rural stories, and working to benefit small farmers
Ashok Kumar is Director, Farm Prosperity at Transform Rural India Foundation, and is working to bring prosperity to small and marginal farmers. He has a master’s in plant pathology. During his time at Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), he helped in integrating agriculture with Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) Programme, thereby contributing in the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals through research and practice. He specialises in community managed micro-lift irrigation, Women’s Self-Help groups, and anchoring research programmes with international organisations.
Ashok’s main interest is in educating people on the many fields mushrooming within agriculture. From writing about the growth of agripreneurs, how farmers look beyond subsistence farming, and agro-eco-tourism as a popular trend in the tourism industry, Ashok covers a variety of important topics on agriculture. His writings reflect the need to rethink farm prosperity.