WGF’s Livelihood & Sustainability Council’s (LSC) mission is to enhance rural economy through co-creating and advancing rural enterprises, using technology innovations and scientific processes, sharing best practices and developing techniques to foster trade and employment for rural populations.

Power to Farmers

About Dhenoo

Dhenoo, founded by IIT alumni Dr. Ganpat Dahe and Mr. Santosh Khawale, is a transformative social innovation aimed at uplifting small and marginal farmers in Maharashtra, India. Recognizing the struggles faced by farmers due to climatic, economic, and governmental challenges, the founders focused on livestock and dairy farming as a pathway to sustainable income. Their mobile application, Dhenoo, serves 95,000 farmers, offering a comprehensive platform with information, advisory services, product listings, networking opportunities, and tools for animal management.

 The founders aspire to scale their technology-based solutions nationwide, envisioning a future where even the smallest farmer feels empowered to enhance their lives through technology.

has built a unique digital platform focusing on dairy farmers and their needs. The product provides free access to knowledge related to dairy farming, best practices, a network of experts, and fellow farmers. Some of the modules incorporated in the digital platform  include knowledge sharing, online market, online forum, farm management.

Problem Statement

Most of the farmers face problems and struggle due to climatic, economic, and governmental challenges.

Solution & Uniqueness


♦ Transformative social innovation aimed at uplifting small and marginal farmers in Maharashtra, India.

♦ Comprehensive digital platform that addresses the key principles of Availability, Accessibility, and Affordability.

♦ One-stop solution for farmers, retailers, milk collection centers, input suppliers, and other stakeholders, fostering a well-organized digital ecosystem.

♦ Phygital approach by engaging rural youth in a franchise model.


Scale of Opportunity

Utilizing technologies like AI, and ML, Dhenoo is working towards reducing the digital divide and aligning with UN-led sustainable development goals.

♦ 90,000+ farmers using the platform.

WGF leaders providing oversight:

Ratan Agarwal

Call To Action

▸SPREAD the word about the organization’s activities among your contacts

▸INVEST and contribute towards the organization’s mission

▸SHARE your knowledge or expertise on any of the following: Farmers, Agriculture, Technology, Realtime Information for farming, Livelihood

▸VOLUNTEER with any of the organization’s activities

▸WRITE about the organization’s work to share with the external audience

To contribute to Dhenoo’s activities, click to visit the website.

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