ISEED, through its coordinator, has also been part of national level policy dialogues to enable effective policies to strengthen FPOs. A recent overview of the FPO ecosystem by ISEED Chair Prof. Shambu Prasad is available here.

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 stu...

The dynamism and vibrancy of the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem today is often celebrated through recent achievements such as India becoming third in the number of incubators or the high value Walmart-Flipkart deal that is seen as a validation of India’s start-up story. Beyond these high profile achievements though...

Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of social entrepreneurship in India within the larger frame of social innovation globally and its historic roots in India. India is often seen as the hotbed of social enterprises globally and has been hosting several forums to promote social entrepreneurship in the last deca...

The Indian social entrepreneurial ecosystem is acknowledged by many as a site for emerging business models that could simultaneously address the challenges of poverty and inequitable growth. But the spurt in social entrepreneurial activity has not been matched by conversations on the diversity of approaches that make...

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social innovation in agriculture through a particular case of agroecological innovation, the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in India. Insights from social innovation theory that emphasize the roles of social movements and the re-engagement of vulnerable populations in soc...

Center for Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurship brought out a first of its kind Social Entrepreneurship Curriculum Handbook to help educators shape their social entrepreneurship courses and programmes. The SE curriculum handbook was edited by Prof. C Shambu Prasad.

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A collaborative study on eight agricultural value chains in the tribal district of Chhota Udaipur, Gujarat was conducted by Prof. M V Durga Prasad in collaboration with the Shroffs Foundation Trust.

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 Dharani: Nurturing the Earth, Fostering Farmer's Livelihoods is a case study that won the first prize in the Oikos Case Writing Competition 2017. This case study has been written by Joseph Satish V (University of Hyderabad, India) and C Shambu Prasad (Institute of Rural Management Anand, India).

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