On Thursday, Walmart Foundation, the philanthropy arm of retail major Walmart, announced two new grants, to help improve farmer livelihoods in India. The grants total upto USD 4.5 million (around Rs 33.16 crore) and will help two NGOs — Tanager and PRADAN — to further scale their efforts to help farmers earn more from the improved output and fair market access.
Tanager will receive over USD 2.6 million for its Farmer Market Readiness Program and help farmers in Andhra Pradesh. Delhi-based PRADAN will receive USD 1.9 million to launch its Livelihood Enhancement through Market Access and Women Empowerment (LEAP) program in West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand in eastern India. According to Walmart both grantees will focus on increasing opportunities for women farmers in the farming sector.