Walmart Foundation announces $1.2-m grant to empower 15,000 women farmers in UP

by Our Bureau

Walmart Foundation has announced a grant of $1.2 mil- lion to the Transform Rural India Foundation (TRIF). The grant is aimed at im- proving the rural livelihoods of 15,000 women farmers in Uttar Pradesh to increase their average base income.

The two-year project will primarily focus on creating 10 self-sustainable women- led FPOS (Farmer Producer Organisations) and a plat- form for women farmers to strengthen and diversify their livelihoods.

As part of this project, the FPOs will receive assistance to develop business plans, and post-harvest infrastructure, and to build necessary systems and processes, in-cluding institutional operating spine (digital book- keeping, management con- trol systems, standard operating procedures).

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