Anil Kumar on creating value based value chains from the grassroots up

In this interview, The Threads correspondent Gijs Spoor speaks with Indian agronomist and social innovator Anil Kumar. They discuss the role of information in global supply chains as self-organising systems, the current imbalance of power in the industry and possibilities for transformative change.

Drawing on his work with cotton farmers in India, he shares his perspectives on shifting consumer expectations. Anil stresses the need for more resilience in cotton farming and textile production, and explores the benefits of rebuilding trust and human-to-human relationships in supply chains.

Learn more about Anil’s NGO Grameena Vikas Kendram.

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