Yara India to Support 30,000 Women Farmers through FPOs

Yara India to Support 30,000 Women Farmers through FPOs

By: WE Staff | Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Yara India, a fertilizer manufacturer, has released its second Sustainability Report, outlining its commitment to increasing the female workforce, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and empowering women farmers. The company aims to support 30,000 women farmers across 15 states through partnerships with 15 women-exclusive farmer-producer organizations (FPOs).

Yara India aims to enhance energy efficiency, adopt renewable energy, focus on food security, implement sustainable farming practices, climate adaptation, diversity, and inclusion through empowering women farmers and prioritizing soil health restoration. This contributes to a more environmentally sound and gender-equal agricultural sector in India. Yara India mentions that by 2025, female representation in the organization will increase to 35 per cent.

Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) are instrumental in empowering farmers, particularly women, in India. they provide collective strength, market linkages, and capacity building through training, workshops, and technical assistance. They also facilitate access to inputs, promoting gender equality and enabling women to participate in decision-making processes. FPOs also offer financial services, enabling women to invest in their farms and livelihoods. FPOs provide a supportive ecosystem, knowledge-sharing, and collective strength for women farmers.

Yara India, a subsidiary of Yara International ASA, focuses on crop nutrition, chemical solutions, and environmental sustainability. Established in 2011, the firm enhances crop nutrition and improves yields. In 2018, they acquired a urea plant from Tata Chemicals. Yara India empowers women farmers and promotes sustainable practices.