Expanding Opportunities for Farmers in North East India

Over two years, TechnoServe worked to strengthen agricultural value chains across India’s North Eastern states, promoting aggregation and effective post-harvest management to benefit smallholder farmers. The work involved identifying crops suitable for aggregation and value chain interventions, supporting smallholder farmers working in these crops to form clusters and farmer groups, and training and support on agricultural practices, business planning and marketing. TechnoServe also arranged sustainable market linkages for participating farmers, enabling them to buy inputs cheaply and sell their crop at the best possible price. Over the course of the project, 1,000 farmers benefited from increases in productivity and market understanding, as well as an improved agribusiness environment.