Karan Chopra

Food Security | Ghana

2015 New Voices Fellow


Karan grew up in Ghana and is now helping the nation’s poorest farmers reap higher profits. GADCO, which he cofounded, is now Ghana’s largest producer of rice; the farm loops in 1,000 impoverished local farmers, providing seeds and fertilizer, buying their crops and selling them in a global supply chain. The efficiencies possible in a large farm allow GADCO to add profit to the farmers’ bottom line. Karan previously worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company where he was awarded the Social Sector Fellowship and focused on market-based and scalable solutions for broad-based economic development. Karan received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School with high distinction graduating as a Baker Scholar. He was also named in the list of 2014 Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine.