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Rikin Gandhi

CEO, Digital Green

CEO, Digital Green

Rikin Gandhi

Biography

With a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical space engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, Rikin first worked with Oracle after graduating. Here he received patents for linguistic search algorithms that he helped develop. Later he joined Microsoft Research India’s technology for emerging markets team, where he was researching ways to amplify the effectiveness of agricultural development globally. His work at Microsoft led him to co-found a non-profit spin-off, Digital Green.

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The disruptive force of technology is difficult to predict. As those of us in the space can attest, agricultural extension is due for a transformation, but there won’t be a ‘silver bullet’. We know the future lies in different approaches for different circumstances, with each more accountable to catalysing a deeper impact for smallholder farmers.

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