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April 27, 2022

What if smallholder farmers could use their produce and livestock to pay for goods and services? TED Fellow and alternative currency enthusiast Fariel Salahuddin is working to make this a reality in places including rural Pakistan, where basic necessities like water and electricity are often expensive or inaccessible. She explores how the way we exchange value has evolved over time - from bartering to blockchain - and shares a new perspective on currency that promotes self-reliance for farmers and creates a more inclusive economy.

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