Social Innovations and Access to Technology and Extension Services for SmallHolder Farmers: Insights from Three Cases

  • Edakkandi Meethal RejiEmail author
  • Samapti Guha
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


It is a paradox that despite having a huge market and favourable price for most of the agricultural products, the farmers live in poverty. This chapter investigates the role of social innovations in technology and extension services for small and marginal farmers in India. Drawing insights from three cases this chapter demonstrates that small and marginal farming can be profitable and productive if the farmers are provided with access to quality extension services and market linkage. Grass roots innovations are vital for providing these cost-effective services.


Social innovation Extension services Technology Farmers India 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Management and Labour StudiesCentre for Social Entrepreneurship, Tata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia

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