Aditya Kushwaha is an urban planner by profession. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Planning from Maulana Azad National Institute and Technology, Bhopal. After completing her graduation in 2018, she joined the one-year Development Apprenticeship program in PRADAN and was placed in Abu Road Block, Sirohi district, Rajasthan. She is currently based in the Samnapur team in the Mahakuashal area of Madhya Pradesh. She works with women collectives in the areas of gender equality, livelihood promotion and governance. Her areas of interest are promoting sustainable livelihoods, organising women farmers in FPOs and helping them negotiate with the market for a fair price.
Having realised that they deserve to claim their space as farmers and that they are equally capable as men of taking sound decisions on agriculture, the women of Samnapur find strength in the organisation they formed, experiencing the power of the collectives intent and action