In order to help improve farmer livelihoods in India, the philanthropy arm of retail major Walmart Foundation announced two new grants totaling USD 4.5 million.
The new grants will help two NGOs – Tanager and PRADAN – to accelerate their efforts to help growers earn more from the better output and fair market access, the company said in a statement.
Both grantees will focus on increasing opportunities for women farmers via FPOs (farmer producer organizations).
“The COVID-19 pandemic has increased pressure on India’s farmers, especially women farmers shouldering extra responsibilities in the household while seeing their incomes diminish overnight. We at the Walmart Foundation and our grantee partners are focused on supporting farmers to increase their resilience and sustainability for a better future,” Kathleen McLaughlin, President, Walmart Foundation, said.