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.
This UN Women publication compiles practices from several world regions. It offers in-depth information on ten different practices, including detailed outlines of training courses, examples of dealing with challenges that arise in training for gender equality, and a collection of tools and activities for use in such training initiatives. Tanager’s “Gender, Rights and Collective Action” approach (developed while it operated as ASI) is featured in the compendium.
Tanager (operating then as ASI), an affiliate of ACDI/VOCA, implemented the Sunhara India program in Uttar Pradesh from 2010-2013. Sunhara, which means “prosperous” in Hindi, encouraged economic growth in horticultural value chains through inclusive market facilitation. Program efforts included a “Gender, Rights, and Collective Action” training that has been recognized by and mentioned in the UN Women Training Centre’s Compendium of Good Practices in Training for Gender Equality.
A collection of best agronomic and distillation practices in mint. The information and analysis contained in the compendium was based on consultations with farmers, experts from the Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), and private sector companies working at different points in the mint value chain in Uttar Pradesh.