Arakunomics model

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  • August 10, 2020
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Arakunomics model

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II –  


  • Hyderabad non-profit Naandi Foundation has been selected for Food Vision 2050 Prize 
  • The recognition fetches Naandi a prize money of $200,000 

Do you know? 

  • The Food System Vision Prize is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050.  

Arakunomics model 

  • The Rockefeller Foundation award recognised the application of the ”Arakunomics” model in the regions of Araku, Wardha and New Delhi. 
  • Naandis vision titled ”Arakunomics” was based on work with tribal farmers in Araku, Andhra Pradesh, for nearly 20 years. 
  • Arakunomics is a new integrated economic model that ensures profits for farmers, quality for consumers through regenerative agriculture 
  • The model follows an ”ABCDEFGH” framework centering on: Agriculture, Biology, Compost, Decentralised decision-making, Entrepreneurs, Families, Global Markets, and ”Headstands” or turning current approaches on their head.  

The economic model is a tribute to the tribal farmers of Araku region for the world-class coffee produced and launched in Paris in 2017 as well as for the high carbon landscape transformation they did in over 955 villages there by planting 25 million trees. 

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