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Our mission at Khethworks is to give small-plot farmers across the world an unprecedented level of control over their lives and livelihoods through affordable and high quality technology. We are driven by impact--we succeed only if farmers grow more, earn more, and provide more for their families and communities.

Khethworks started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but we are proud to be a venture-backed startup recognized by Startup India that makes in India. With the support of the MIT Tata Center and the Tata Trusts, we developed our flagship technology at MIT, and we have been headquartered in Pune, India since January 2016. 

As a for-profit social enterprise, Khethworks commits to reinvest most of our profits to further our social mission.

Our team
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Katie Taylor

CEO, Co-Founder

Gaurav Mahto

Field Coordinator

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Victor Lesniewski

COO, Co-Founder

Rajeshwar Dhavala

Field Specialist

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Rahul Pardeshi

Head of Product Management

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Amit Kumar

Gumla Field Coordinator

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Vivek Anand

Mechanical Design Engineer


Our partners

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Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI)
SELCO Foundation
Transform Rural India Foundation

Our supporters

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Volo Foundation
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Sangam Ventures
Social Alpha
Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment
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Mulago Foundation
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MIT Tata Center
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Powering Livelihoods
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MIT delta V
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Unreasonable Impact
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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Emerging India Accelerator Program
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