Ananth is passionate about technology, agriculture and healthcare. His formal education is engineering, and formal work experience is in technology but global travels, backpacks, care-giving and a village immersion has made him celebrating simple life, basic food and rural lands.
A farmers son, living in the farm at the moment, and who did formal education in agriculture also got the opportunity to work in an Israeli Kibbutz for a year. He worked in media for a while before joining our mission of making farmers aware that he feels extremely passionate about. Bibhishan operates the shetkari shaala from Phaltan, Satara
A farmers son now a teacher for software at Pimpalgaon, north of Nashik, helps shekru with multiple roles, helping with digital media, helping delivery digital literacy classes to farmers, to rural women
Mohan is a farmer based near Pandharpur, Solapur who contributes by conducting interviews with a wide variety of stakeholders on relevant topics. His being a small land holding farmer himself comes extremely useful as it creates a perspective on issues in all these stakeholder discussions.
Archana has a financial and nutrition background. She helped with research on scale of finance, cost of cultivation data to help model small holder farm economics. This was very useful in creating a template for financial literacy, counselling and capacity building program being put together.
Dhruva's main expertise are in statistical modelling and machine learning in Python. He is interested in applying these techniques to many sectors, including sports, stocks, health and agriculture
Irfan worked with ATMA when he was involved with shekru in the early stages. He helped conceptualize datasets on schemes, as his experience with them on ground proved the basis for it. Irfan is involved presenting webinars in shekruTV sharing his experiences and wisdom.
Beejotsav is a community of civil society organizations, farmers, activists and entrepreneurs who are involved in organic farming, safe food, indigenous seeds, native livestock breeds and consumer awareness initiatives and movements. Apart from outreach, markets and a yearly festival in Nagpur, they are trying to create a network of like minded stakeholders to strengthen the organic farming movement.
Gram Swaraj Seva Trust has a history of working in watershed development and restoration, skill development and financial capacity building. Based off in Wardha, their campus has facilities, farms and farm ponds for training and events.
Inland Freshwater Fisheries hold exciting potential for livelihoods. Jaljeevika’s mission is to promote different types of inland fisheries – in dams, in rivers, in farm ponds. Jaljeevika has worked with diverse set of population groups:- tribals, women farmers, self help groups, cooperatives and now farmer producer organizations to establish and formalize this sector with its expertise.