Rinesh Sharma, has became one of the first five people in the world to receive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and United Way to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

His project captured the attention of One Young World – a global forum which counted among its counselors – Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and British actor Emma Watson.

He has received funding along side recipients from India, Malaysia, Cameroon and the United Kingdom.

The 27 year old believes that his methods of farming, can most likely help Fiji achieve its goal for agriculture to become the backbone of Fiji.

Sharma, is one of the first beneficiaries of the funding for his work in providing agro-technology, with the hopes to help communities continue growing food, which is easy and accessible in Fiji.

As the founder of Smart Farms Fiji, Sharma says the possibilities of smart-farms are endless with quality foods in consistent supply and reduction on importation.

He has received funding along side recipients from India, Malaysia, Cameroon and the United Kingdom.

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