India

In India, Better Harvests Lead to Better Education

As India grapples with a second wave of COVID-19, farmers around the country face another related challenge: maintaining their livelihoods in times of great economic uncertainty. TechnoServe is helping smallholder farmers like Dhirendra Mishra increase their incomes by connecting them with large buyers through participation in farmer producer companies. With this additional income, farmers can invest in their families and communities.

Agriculture, COVID-19
N. Mangamma is one of many small-scale farmers in India impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

One Year of COVID-19: N. Mangamma, Small-Scale Farmer in India

In this series, we check back with TechnoServe program participants previously featured on our blog, documenting how their lives have changed and progressed. In our previous story on N. Mangamma, a small-scale farmer in India, she was learning how to supplement her income and improve her family’s nutrition by planting kitchen gardens. Find out how she is doing now, eight months later.

Agriculture, Food Security, Women's Economic Empowerment
Resilience During COVID-19

One Year of COVID-19: Gomti Devi, Farmer in India

In this series, we check back with TechnoServe program participants previously featured on our blog, documenting how their lives have changed and progressed. Gomti Devi is a smallholder guar farmer in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, whose gender-inclusive training from TechnoServe helped her withstand the COVID-19 crisis. Having learned how to sew and to grow food, Gomti saved money, reduced her risks, and gave back to protect the wider community. Find out how she is doing now, almost a year later.

Agriculture, COVID-19, Women's Economic Empowerment
Resilience During COVID-19