The Ganga Women Self Help Group in Ujarwara village, Fatehpur block, Uttar Pradesh is just one of 319 SHGs formed under the Shubh Mint project. The group is comprised of twelve women, eleven of whom initially could neither read nor write their own names. This deficiency in their education had dire consequences: women were dependent on others for every aspect of their financial life, a heavy burden was placed on the one woman who was literate, and there was a general lack of confidence among the members of the group stemming from this gap in their education.
Dandu Bhulaxmi is a 56-year-old woman from Thimmapur village in Telangana, India where she lives with her husband, three sons, and her daughter. She is also a farmer – along with her husband she farms tomatoes, beans, chilies, and cabbages on a three-acre plot of land. Before joining the UNDP-funded Siddipet Horticulture Project, implemented by Tanager, Dandu and her husband struggled to produce and sell high-quality vegetables.
Tanager experts Garima Joshi and Joseph Boulier examine the challenges faced by women farmers in India and explain how Tanager’s co-created projects work to address these challenges.
President Ana Bilik thanks Tanager’s partners for helping to create economic and social mobility and stability for workers around the world.
International Day of Rural women was established by the United Nations in 2008 to recognize the contributions that rural women make to their households, communities, and the world.
Tanager is working with a group of 2,750 women farmers who will be supplying vegetables to the first IKEA store in India.
In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we are changing our name to Tanager, to reflect how we ourselves adapt to co-create ways for people to benefit from rapidly changing market dynamics.
In November 2017, the Walmart Foundation announced a new grant of close to $2 million to support Tanager (operating then as ASI) to undertake a new effort to increase the incomes of 15,000 smallholder farmers in the Andhra Pradesh region of India.
Mint oil and natural menthol show up in our chewing gum, desserts, toothpaste, pharmaceuticals, and countless products worldwide.
Tanager partners with private sector companies in India to support smallholder producers in their supply chains to improve their livelihoods by increasing on farm productivity, demand driven crop planning, promoting gender equity on the farm and in the household, and increasing farmer access to markets.