Rahibai Soma Popere , Indian farmer & Conservationist
An Indian farmer and conservationist, she aids other farmers return to native varieties of crops, preparing hyacinth beans for self-help groups. She is among three Indians on the BBC list of “100 Women 2018”. Scientist Raghunath Mashelkar gave her the epithet “Seed Mother”. She recently bagged the Padma Shri award for her good work from President Ram Nath Kovind.