Sowing the future of women farmers
Published: August 4, 2020
As a part of our CSR initiative, we have been a part of Mann Deshi Kisan Producer Company, a company launched on December 7, 2018. The objective of the project is to empower women farmers with knowledge, skills, courage, and capital. These women farmers will also get direct access to markets to ensure fair prices for their collective produce. Through this initiative, women farmers will adopt sustainable farming practices which will lead higher profits enabling them to have better control over their lives.
The impact we are making:
Around 30 farmer stalls of perishables and non perishables goods were included in Mann Deshi Mahotsav, an annual fair to promote artisans, women entrepreneurs and farmers in Satara and Mumbai.
300 women are provided training and executed profit models through distribution of custard apple saplings. Contract Farming of Okara, types of chillies and gourds, beans are under progress through which these commodities have assigned fixed prices from an exporter.
A retail outlet is set up in Mhaswad to promote agriculture and agriculture processed food products directly procured from farmers and women entrepreneurs.
Visits are organized at the Govind Dairy in Phaltan for farmers to explore alternative income options from livestock and natural home based remedies to address some of the common diseases seen in animals.
Mann Deshi Bank plans to design a warehousing receipt finance to address farmer’s liquidity and cash flow challenges. This will help farmers overcome the losses incurred during the COVID-19 crisis
In the coming years, we wish to impact and change the lives of many more farmers by partnering with companies like – Mann Deshi Kisan Producer Company.