“There is a massive opportunity to leverage women's social capital in the form of Self-Help Groups and allied institutions across India. This can forge economic collectives, positioning women as a visible workforce in the agriculture sector, armed with access to resources, services and markets. This grant from the Walmart Foundation will help develop and demonstrate the institutional model for marginal and women farmers; we are grateful to Walmart Foundation and hopeful to build these lighthouses," Anish Kumar, Managing Director, Transforming Rural India Foundation, said.
The interventions will include value chains like pulses, cereals and horticulture crops, apart from poultry, fisheries and goat rearing. The project will integrate with existing government initiatives such as the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGS) and Agriculture and Horticulture departments at individual and FPO levels. The synergy will not only amplify impact but also mobilize resources from government sources, banks and local communities to facilitate successful plan execution.
About Transform Rural India Foundation (TRIF)
A grassroots foundation, TRIF is deeply focused on the multifaceted challenges faced by marginalized communities, in particular women, in India’s bottom 100,000 villages. TRIF brings a deep knowledge and an inventory of working solutions for stranded India and mechanisms for scaling-up those solutions.
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