Abhijeet Jadhav
Abhijeet Jadhav works with Center for Development Research in Pune. He was earlier faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
January 1, 2018
Fetching water and collecting fuel wood are arduous chores for most village women. (Photo by Abhijeet Jadhav)

Cooking imposes heavy burden on rural women

The simple act of cooking takes on a difficult dimension due to lack of easy access to fuel and water, forcing women in rural India to walk long distances to get them, increasing drudgery and leading to health hazards that call for immediate action

December 20, 2017
Rural entrepreneurs need a change in mindset to grow their businesses. (Photo by Pixabay)

What stops rural enterprises from growth and prosperity?

Any external intervener who seeks to promote rural enterprises must create credible incentives for villagers to make proactive lifestyle adjustments to become reliable and highly productive producers

December 6, 2017
New farmer organizations need careful handholding. (Photo by Bishnu Sarangi)

Better nurture needed for new producers’ organizations

Development professionals managing newly formed farmer producers’ organizations, while high on technical and social skills, have to be more market and management savvy to strengthen these nascent entities

November 22, 2017
A few dairy producer companies have grown to respectable size in India. (Photo by Premshree Pillai)

Antenatal care of producer enterprises missing in India

If producer companies that aim to benefit poor farmers are to succeed in India, critical factors such as a sense of ownership, correct assessment of economic environment and social capital need to be better thought out