FARMING FUTURES

Emerging Social Enterprises in India

A unique collection of 15 contemporary case studies documenting in detail social enterprises in agriculture, Farming Futures: Emerging Social Enterprises in India, edited by Ajit Kanitkar and C. Shambu Prasad showcases the emergence of an entrepreneurial route to solve India's deep-rooted agrarian crisis. The case studies chart the exciting journeys and tribulations in matching purpose and profit, often with a deep concern for the planet's future.


Written by experienced researchers, academics, and development professionals, the case studies span a wide range of agri-sector issues. They present a hope for farming futures for first-generation entrepreneurs, predominantly from non-agriculture backgrounds, by demonstrating the viability of farm enterprises. These include innovations in providing more efficient and non-exploitative linkages to markets and consumers, providing affordable aids and equipment for farming, and reducing the information asymmetry which farmers have when dealing with the market.


 

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Involving editors, case writers, entrepreneurs and experts in the social entrepreneurial ecosystem across multiple cities

Farming Futures : Whither Social Enterprises
Wed, Mar 11
Institute of Rural Management
Mar 11, 2:00 PM
Institute of Rural Management, Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat, India
Farming Futures book release and discussions around the current state of social enterprises in India with the co-authors of the book.
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Discussions around Farming Futures
Thu, Feb 27
Development Management Institute (DMI)
Feb 27, 4:00 PM
Development Management Institute (DMI), Second Floor, Udyog Bhawan, E Gandhi Maidan Rd, Dujra Diara, Patna, Bihar 800004, India
Conversations and discussions around the book Farming Futures: Emerging Social Enterprises in India
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Discussions around Farming Futures at Manthan
Mon, Feb 24
Hyderabad
Feb 24, 9:00 AM GMT+5:30
Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Conversations and discussions around the book Farming Futures
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Convention on Pivoting Farmer Producer Organisations
Thu, Jan 30
Bhopal
Jan 30, 9:00 AM – Jan 31, 6:00 PM
Bhopal, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Experience Sharing & Learnings in collaboration with NAFPO, SRIJAN and Civic Engagement Alliance and support from Madhya Bharat Consortium of FPOs.
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Book Launch and Discussion around Farming Futures
Fri, Jan 10
IIM Udaipur
Jan 10, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
IIM Udaipur, Balicha Campus, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Conversations and discussions around the book Farming Futures
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Interaction with the Yatris from the 12th batch of Jagrirti Yatra
Tue, Jan 07
Entrepreneurship Development Institute O
Jan 07, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM GMT+5:30
Entrepreneurship Development Institute O, Gandhinagar - Ahmedabad Rd, Bhat Village, Gandhinagar District, next to Apollo Hospital, GIDC Bhat, Bhat, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382428, India
As the vision of Jagriti is 'building India through enterprise' there would not be any better occasion to discuss Farming Futures: Emerging social Enterprises in India with the Yatris as they gather for their convocation.
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Conversations and Discussions on Farming Futures at Livelihoods India Summit 2019
Thu, Dec 12
Le Méridien New Delhi
Dec 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+5:30
Le Méridien New Delhi, Windsor Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Join us for conversation and discussion on Farming Futures at Livelihoods India Summit 2019.
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Conversations and Discussions on Farming Futures at Unconvention by Villgro
Sat, Dec 07
Taj Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru
Dec 07, 2019, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM GMT+5:30
Taj Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru, 2275, Tumkur Main Rd, Yeshwanthpur Industrial Area, Phase 1, Yeswanthpur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560022, India
Ajit Kanitkar, Author and Co-Editor, Farming Futures: Emerging Social Enterprises in India, will release this book Unconvention 2019 by Villgro.
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Conversation and panel discussion on Farming Futures at Ahmedabad
Fri, Nov 29
Ahmedabad Management Association
Nov 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ahmedabad Management Association, ATIRA Campus, Dr Vikram Sarabhai Marg, University Area, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015, India
A panel discussion and conversation on our recent book "Farming Futures: Emerging Social Enterprises in India". The book is a collaborative effort involving over a dozen authors featuring 15 contemporary case studies on Social Enterprises in Agriculture from different parts of the country.
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Conversation and Discussion on Farming Futures at TISS Mumbai
Thu, Nov 28
Tata Institute Of Social Sciences
Nov 28, 2019, 6:20 PM GMT+5:30
Tata Institute Of Social Sciences, P-81, Lal Dutta Marg, BS Ambedkar Nagar, Anushakti Nagar BS Ambedkar Nagar, Anushakti Nagar Mumbai, Maharashtra 400085, Eden Gardens, Chembur, Mumbai,
Conversation and Discussion around our book Farming Futures: Emerging Socia Enterprises in India at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai in collaboration with E-cell TISS, Mumbai.
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Sankalp Global Summit 2019
Wed, Nov 27
RENAISSANCE CONVENTION CENTRE
Nov 27, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM GMT+5:30
RENAISSANCE CONVENTION CENTRE, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Book Launch and panel discussion on "Are Social Enterprises in Agriculture the way forward?"
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Farming Futures Book Launch
Thu, Nov 07
BAIF Campus
Nov 07, 2019, 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM GMT-11
BAIF Campus, BAIF Bhavan, Mumbai - Bangalore Highway, Giridhar Nagar, Warje, Pune, Maharashtra 411058, India
Farming Futures: Emerging Social Enterprises in India" is a book edited by Ajit Kanitkar (VAF) and Shambu Prasad (ISEED IRMA) and has detailed case studies of 15 agri-based social enterprises in India. It will be launched in the annual conference of Vikas Anvesh Foundation at Pune.
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About the contributors

 

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

AJIT KANITKAR

Co-editor

kanitkar.ajit@gmail.com

Ajit Kanitkar is Senior Advisor and researcher at VikasAnvesh Foundation, Pune. Prior to this, he was Programme Officer at Ford Foundation and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, both in New Delhi and a faculty member at Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). He is currently visiting faculty at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Udaipur, and is associated with a number of civil society organizations from all parts of the country as a volunteer and pro-bono consultant, including his alma mater Jnana Prabodhini in Pune. He has published extensively in professional journals, including three books on the themes of entrepreneurship and management of cooperatives. He contributes regularly to VillageSquare, India Development Review (IDR), and other online social media platforms on diverse themes related to the developmental sector. His latest co-edited book on twenty two outstanding social workers in India published in 2018 is available at http://www.socialworkindia.in/

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