Heather Soehn

Two Brothers on a Mission to Create Sustainable Livelihoods

Two Brothers on a Mission to Create Sustainable Livelihoods

The Taank Brothers aim to create self-sustaining employment opportunities by helping tribal farmers farm and sell Kadaknath poultry on a commercial level. Read more about their aptly named social enterprise, TaankBrothers Ventures. >>

Turning a Once Discarded Fruit By-Product into a Lucrative Income Stream

Turning a Once Discarded Fruit By-Product into a Lucrative Income Stream

Aneel Kumar Ambavaram grew up in a Kadapa, a village in India known for its labor-intensive sweet orange cultivation. He left is 15-year corporate career to uplift sweet orange farmers, creating new sources of income for the poorest of the poor.

Bringing Village Fresh Produce to Urban India

Bringing Village Fresh Produce to Urban India

When Selvakumar Varadharajan, founder and Chief Executive of Laymen Agro Ventures settled in Bangalore to start a family, he and his wife soon began to long for the farm-fresh produce and dairy of their childhood that was not available in urban India. This prompted them to move back to Coimbatore to start a venture that would provide urban citizens with access to fresh agro-products while improving the livelihoods of small-holder farmers and rural youths in the process.

GlobalCitizen: This Woman Agripreneur Is Putting Sikkim on the Global Map

Woman agripreneur and Upaya Partner Siddhi Karnani of Parvata Foods is breaking stereotypes in the highly male-dominated agriculture industry in India. Read the article on globalcitizen.org >>