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Walmart Foundation gives Rs 34 cr to 2 cos bringing tech to Indian farmers

Digital Green and TechnoServe have received $1.3 mn and $3.5 mn, respectively

Budget 2019 agriculture wishlist: Increase farmer income, investment in R&D

Yuvraj Malik Bengaluru
Walmart Foundation on Tuesday announced a grant of $4.8 million, or Rs 34 crore, to two organisations focused on bringing technology practices to farming, as part of the retailer's commitment to improving farmer livelihood in India.

The grants were given to Digital Green, a global development firm bringing tech tools to farmers in India and Ethiopia, and TechnoServe, a Washington-headquartered non-profit working in the Indian farm sector for many years. 

Bringing farmers access to agriculture technology, training on sustainable farming methods, enhanced access to formal markets, and skill and capacity building for farmer producer organisations (FPOs) are the goals of

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First Published: Aug 28 2019 | 2:40 PM IST

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