Featured Producer Stories
Though women have always worked in agriculture – even outnumbering men in Bangladesh and India – their inclusion in the formal supply chain remains low. In Bangladesh, women are involved in many of the activities on dairy farms, yet their work often goes unrecognized. A new programme is changing that.
Swati Sanjay Pavale is a small-scale sugarcane farmer in the Maharashtra region of India. Recently, she has found new ways to produce more sugarcane in an environmentally-friendly way, while also boosting her income.
Bibek Sen is a small-scale farmer with a 1.6 acre tea garden he inherited from his father in Maynaguri taluka of Jalpaiguri district, North Bengal, India. He’s committed to improving his tea from the ground up and focused on soil health to boost quality and attract a higher price.
For Aparna Rani Singha, dairy farming was a pathway to independence. But her success didn’t happen overnight. Through her own self-taught business acumen, and participation in Solidaridad’s SaFaL and ‘Digital Inclusion and Empowerment for Women Dairy Farmers’ projects, Aparna has beaten the odds to create a thriving business and positive impact for her community.
The Farming Solution project leverages the digital revolution to empower farmers to become sustainable while contributing to their community.