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Smallholder women farmers increase their yields and incomes in Telangana

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Overcoming social stigma in Bogotá: Meet Michelle

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Blog Success Story

December 2019

Smallholder women farmers increase their yields and incomes in Telangana

Rathalavath Vijalaxmi is a smallholder farmer from Dachakpally village in Telangana, India. She farms three acres of land along with her husband and three sons. As a young farmer cultivating vegetables like tomatoes, okra, beans, ridge gourds, and chili, Rathalavath often struggles to earn enough from selling her crops to make ends meet for her family. Prior to becoming involved in the Siddipet Horticulture Project, her farm produced an average yield of five to six metric tons.

Blog Success Story

November 2019

Overcoming social stigma in Bogotá: Meet Michelle

Originally from Venezuela, Michelle migrated to Colombia in 2018 in search of better opportunities after being unable to continue with her studies in her home country. However, life in Bogotá came with challenges of its own. After more than 70 unsuccessful interviews, the only jobs she could find were of an informal nature.

News Statement

November 2019

Statement: Tanager welcomes Barbara Stinson to the World Food Prize Foundation

Tanager congratulates Barbara Stinson in her new role as President of The World Food Prize Foundation. Ms Stinson is a career consensus-builder on issues that transcend country borders and has demonstrated a tireless commitment to address food safety and food security.

Blog News

October 2019

Tanager & Mars present a webinar on the Shubh Mint Project

Tanager and Mars presented a webinar on the design and implementation of the Shubh Mint Project for The Living Income Community of Practice, hosted by the Sustainable Food Lab.

Blog Success Story

October 2019

Empowering women in the mint supply chain: Meet Usha Devi

Usha Devi is a mint farmer in Mubarkapur village in Zaidpur cluster of Barabanki District in India. She is also a project participant in the co-created Shubh Mint Project. For Usha, Shubh Mint provides more than an economic lifeline, it empowers her to improve a difficult living situation.

Blog Expert Analysis

September 2019

SDGs through the eyes of a farming household

For much of the world, the real face of poverty is a smallholder farmer. According to the FAO, of the 2.5 billion people living directly from food or agriculture sectors in poor countries, 1.5 billion of them are smallholder farmers, with about 65% of those living in extreme poverty and over 50% being classified as moderate poor (1). Recent SDG 1 projections indicate that 6% of the world’s population will still be living in extreme poverty in 2030 if current trends continue.

How do we bridge the gap towards achieving an end to poverty?

News

September 2019

Join Tanager for a webinar on the Shubh Mint Project in India

Tanager and Mars Wrigley Confectionery have been working together in India since 2014 to help farmers the mint supply chain increase income and boost productivity. This webinar will be a discussion and presentation on the Shubh Mint Project, currently in its third year of implementation. Experts from Mars Wrigley Confectionery and Tanager will share lessons learned from the design and implementation of this project, with an eye towards how the project has improved lives and livelihoods of farmers, including a 250% increase in net incomes from mint. This case will address a sourcing situation where a lead firm is not buying the crop which provides the majority of household income, yet provides a critical component of that income with considerable potential for improvement.

Andhra Pradesh

Expert Analysis

September 2019

From buzzwords to impact in the field of sustainability

Tanager examines how “Our projects are constantly adapted to incorporate economic, social, and environmental sustainability to ultimately benefit the communities we work in.”

Blog Success Story

September 2019

Rosalie Bafiogo: My Moment of Lift

My name is Rosalie Bafiogo. I am 60 years old, and I live in Guru in the Centre-Ouest region of Burkina Faso.

Prior to working with SELEVER, my job was weaving fabrics in addition to taking care of my household. However, I had to give up because my vision was weak. In the meantime, I had become responsible for the promotion of breastfeeding in my village, and through that work I was made aware of the opportunity of women’s poultry farming. I wondered what more I could learn about poultry, as I had raised poultry in the past. On the insistence of the councilor of our village, our women’s group had a very interesting first meeting with a microfinance institution that was promoting the activity. We did not know that poultry could bring so much money and benefits to the family including nutrition. After this meeting, we decided to form a poultry production group, and I was chosen as secretary.