System Mapping: Understanding the Value Chain of Organic Farming in Sikkim, India

Kulkarni, Neeraja and Shahid, Mohammad (2021) System Mapping: Understanding the Value Chain of Organic Farming in Sikkim, India. In: 8th International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD 2021, 7 January 2021 through 10 January 2021, Virtual, Online.

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Sikkim is the first official organic farming state in India. However, organic farming has brought challenges to both farmers and distributors. Secondary research shows issues in the value chain of the organic produce. Design research was carried out to understand organic farming in Sikkim at a broad systemic level. After understanding the issues faced by various stakeholders through primary research, system maps were created. This paper puts forward a qualitative study about the gaps observed in the organic farming scenario in Sikkim, thus putting forth the role of service design as solutions, and its role in making the whole system environmentally sustainable. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

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Shahid, MohammadUNSPECIFIED
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Additional Information: We would like to thank Dr. Savita Kulkarni, Tenzing Ninzey, Sonam Gyaltsen, Prajakta Kulkarni, Gajanan Kulkarni, Deergha Joshi, Harshi Rambhia, Chitrupi Eeshwaran, Tanvi Joshi, Mandar Mhaskar, Sushant Ahire, Sushant Arya, Sanket Inamdar, Mathew Samuel, Raghvi Kabra, Anshul Agarwal, MIT Institute of Design, and Echostream Pvt. Ltd.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design Research; Ethnography; Organic Farming; Service Design; Sustainability
Subjects: Arts > Design
Divisions: Department of Design
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2022 14:15
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2022 14:15
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