Increasing Livelihoods and Market Access for Smallholder Farmers
TechnoServe has partnered with Walmart Foundation to launch a two-year Sustainable Livelihoods Program for smallholder farmers to transform 25 to 30 farmer producer organizations in Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
This will impact 25,000 smallholder farmers, 50% of whom will be women.
The objective of the program is to build the capacity of smallholder farmers and support FPOs to grow into sustainable enterprises. Strengthening the institutional platform of the FPOs and transforming them into viable business entities through market facilitation support will lead to integration of smallholder farmers with agricultural markets, thus improving their economic potential. The program will adopt a multi-pronged approach consisting of the following components:
- Build the capacity of the FPOs to become active market players in agri-value chains.
- Improve market access and information for the farmers across major commodities.
- Facilitate access to finance and post-harvest management / storage solutions for the FPOs.
- Leverage technology enabled solutions to empower and connect farmers to agri- markets
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