Sanket Pai

Design interventions in farm equipment for Indian small farmers

PhD candidate

  • Sanket Pai

Supervisors

Partner organisations

  • IITB-Monash Research Academy
  • IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay

Small scale farms (farm size of less than 2 hectares), form 86.21% of total agricultural land in India. Almost 50% of Indian population depends on agriculture for employment and livelihood. Along with climate change, lack of resources and awareness, these farmers are unable to afford farm machinery and tools due to lack of capital, rising costs and scarcity of appropriate technology.

The research aims at designing and developing appropriate, affordable, context specific solutions for small farmers. The solutions will be developed using a studio research approach, which will combine domains of Industrial design and appropriate technology.