Improving Smallholder Livelihoods in Madhya Pradesh
TechnoServe is working with five Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) in the districts of Guna, Narsinghpur, Vidisha, Sheopur and Dindori in Madhya Pradesh in the wheat and maize value chains, helping to build them into sustainable businesses that work to the benefit of their member farmers. The project is focused on deepening smallholder farmer member engagement through targeted agronomic training to wheat and maize farmers through the FPCs, and improving wheat and maize smallholder farmers' access to various value-added services such as rent-based mechanization, access to seeds, milling, etc. The project is supporting more than 3,000 smallholder farmers by providing agronomy trainings and by helping access to value added inputs and services channels through FPCs. At least 30 percent of project beneficiaries are women farmers.