Sharlene Gandhi

Sharlene Gandhi is a technology consultant and freelance writer based in London, with a focus on climate change, wellbeing, technology and responsible business. She has been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Dazed, gal-dem, and the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, as well as speaking at Amnesty International on the topic of climate migration. She is also a champion at the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, at Lancaster University in the UK.

The Automated Scarecrow

By Sharlene Gandhi — 12 March, 2020

In Australia, agriculture is much more complex than the business of ‘feeding a nation.’ Farming played a critical part in the British settler project, and this hungry desire for productivity led not only to unsustainable land management, but also to the mass displacement and genocide of nomadic Indigenous populations. Present-day agricultural struggles—categorised by poor soil…