Boosting Incomes for Soy Farmers

Soybean farmers in the desert state of Rajasthan have far lower productivity than in other regions of the world. TechnoServe supported 5,000 smallholder soybean farmers to realize their potential, improving productivity and developing linkages to better markets. Our teams provided training on scientific and up-to-date cultivation practices, helping farmers produce more for smaller investments and connecting them to better markets. During the three years of this program, 5,000 smallholder farmers benefited from training and agricultural inputs, 70 percent farmers achieved a yield increase of more than 50 percent and average income for participants grew by Rs 9,500 ($175) per hectare.