Ashoka Globalizer Fellows - nutrients for all

Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development

Madison Ayer has launched Farm Shop, a non-profit Kenyan Trust, to transform the system for delivering agricultural inputs to rural, smallholder households. Farm Shop removes barriers in the “last mile” to improve the entire system for all stakeholders: Input suppliers, distributors, agro-dealers, and farmers. To...

Country: Zambia
Field of Work: Economic Development

Sylvia Banda is working to combat the low demand for locally-produced, traditional food in Zambia by creating entrepreneurial hubs that guarantee markets for these goods and by fostering an appreciation for local food in both rural and urban areas. In this way, Sylvia is tackling the high levels of poverty in rural...

Country: Rwanda
Field of Work: Health

Julie Carney is broadening the scope of healthcare centers at the village level in Rwanda to include healthcare and agriculture in a bid to provide long-term, homegrown and community-led solutions to the endemic problem of malnutrition. Julie is demonstrating a powerful new way of leveraging synergies between two...

Country: Nigeria
Field of Work: Health

Benjamin Mbakwem uses traditional Nigerian social institutions to address the AIDS epidemic in a manner that simultaneously strengthens civil society and provides young people with better economic opportunities.

Country: Ireland
Field of Work: Environment

Brendan Dunford is creating a new approach to sustaining some of our most iconic and best loved landscapes by placing farmers at the creative center of developing and delivering key conservation actions.

Country: United States
Field of Work: Health

Zoe Finch Totten seeks to seize America’s health care crisis as an opportunity to realign major forces in the health care and food industries so that they promote individual and collective health beginning with food quality.

Country: Germany
Field of Work: Economic Development

Christian Hiss grew up on one of Germany's first organic farms adhering to the strictest of all eco-labels. Seeing first-hand the threat facing local small-scale agriculture, he is broadening the financial base of organic regional agriculture enterprises by defining their success not only in financial return, but also...

Country: South Africa
Field of Work: Economic Development, Field of Work: Environment

Harry Jonas is creating legal instruments called Bio-cultural Community Protocols which are giving indigenous communities control over their natural resources, preserving bio-cultural diversity, and changing the landscape of environmental law. Harry is ensuring that indigenous rights are formally acknowledged globally...

Country: Ireland
Field of Work: Environment

Michael Kelly is catalyzing a nationwide movement to substantially increase the number of people growing their own food. He has resurrected the traditional Irish notion of the “meitheal,” a practice that builds a spirit of community by working collectively on individual projects—much like a barn-raising—to exponentially...

Country: South Africa
Field of Work: Economic Development

Basil Kransdorff is addressing the critical problem of malnutrition in Africa and changing the realm of food production and consumption through the introduction of “bio available” food supplements into mainstream African society.