What if 12,500 engineers committed suicide every year?
What if doctors earned average Rs. 1,666 a month?
What if teachers were forced to travel to cities and turn themselves into cheap labor?
Would you say there was something fundamentally wrong with the system?
This is the story of a quarter billion farmers & artisans in India.
We believe in a better future.
And we’re determined to create it.
About the Fellowship
We are happy to announce an year long Agri-Fellowship Journey for Undergraduates and Postgraduates in Andhra Pradesh, India, 2019 Cohort.
Join the human-centered fellowship journey that is designed for the growth of farmers and farming ecosystem in rural India and build capacity with young leaders in urban India.
Fellows would be trained resource persons who will work with farmers to help them shift towards best agricultural approaches to sustain farming, organize themselves into producer cooperatives, understand the issues in public policy and improve the support systems. They will undergo a foundation course and can specialize in any of the areas of agriculture ecosystem.
University of Commons invites young Indians to bring about change in lives of small farmers & land-less farmers. The curriculum starts with immersions for general understanding of agriculture ecosystem clubbed with action-research in gap areas. It’s an action led program eventually leading to building working solutions before the program ends. Post fellowship, participants have an opportunity to pitch for agri-startup incubation and funding.
The applications are open on a rolling basis.
Registration Open till March 31st each year for the subsequent year.
As A Change Leader You Will
- Work with farmers in a village in Andhra Pradesh, help them climb up the value chain and increase their income.
- Coach farmers to work in aggregations by mobilizing them into producer groups.
- Help incubate budding farmer owned micro businesses in the village and coach them to build their enterprises.
- Identify business opportunities for women farmers in the village and empower them for some real impact in their households.
- Identify all the stakeholders in the Farmer Ecosystem such as NGOs, government agencies, government field force etc and collaborate with them to help farmers attain a sustainable livelihood.
- Handhold the farmers through their journey of becoming an independent and a resilient entrepreneur.