eKutir Global is a social enterprise with the mission to eliminate rural poverty of smallholder farmers by harnessing digital technology and local entrepreneurship to grow farmers’ economic, social, and human capital.Through a decentralized network of micro-entrepreneurs, it converts an exploitative and fragmented agricultural system into a collaborative and connected soil-to-sale model. Trained entrepreneurs, equipped with our suite of low-cost mobile applications, extend agricultural services to the last mile, providing affordable soil analyses; reliable, high-quality inputs; sustainable and safe practice education; and key market connections. Concurrently, these entrepreneurs connect suppliers, aggregators and distributors to this network of smallholder farmers, providing simplified streams of communication, data and product between the many stakeholders in the agri value chain. This highly-personalized, holistic approach generates rural employment, sustainable income, and increased productivity while still reducing the costs, communication challenges and time associated with each step of the process.
The innovation of eKutir is in designing this decentralized, risk-mitigating, and transparent infrastructure for entrepreneurs and farmers and utilizing ICT as a tool for scale and replication.
Fostering participation of farmers and BoP communities in collective decision
making and empowerment.
AgriSuite provides smallholder farmers with access to reliable soil test analyses, quality agricultural inputs, and crop planning tools, while collecting extensive data on farmers' .
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Serves as Executive Director of eKutir Group, serial social entrepreneur with fellowships from GKPF, Intel Capital, and Forbes 30Under30 2016 finalist. Recognized in global 50 impactful social innovators, Suvankar is an Executive alum with Stanford GSB, Harvard Kennedy School, and UPenn School of Social Policy & Practice.