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Africa Table - Transforming Extension: Digital Green's Social Networks for Agricultural Development

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series.
Speaker: Rikin Gandhi, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Green
Rikin Gandhi is CEO of Digital Green. His interests include sustainable agriculture and technology for socioeconomic development. He received a master's in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from MIT and a bachelor's in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. Rikin is a licensed private pilot and received patents for linguistic search algorithms that he helped develop at Oracle. Rikin ventured to rural India to start up a social enterprise to develop biofuels. He then joined Microsoft Research as a researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets team that incubated Digital Green. Digital Green is now an independent, not-for-profit organization that works with more than 1.5 million farmers across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, DFID, Google, and others.

Details

When:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017. 12:00 PM

Where:

Encina Hall West, Room 219

Sponsor:

Center for African Studies

Contact:

650-497-7688
africanstudies@stanford.edu

Admission:

Open to the public. Lunch will be served.