JICA financed project makes it a sweet harvest for mango farmers

Date & Time: 2020-04-25 06:29:18

Under ‘Farm to Family’ initiative, mangoes are directly procured from farmers and supplied to consumers Just when the farmers were ready to harvest the season’s first produce of mangoes, the lockdown was declared, preventing the local traders from lifting the produce and supplying it to the retail segment. ‘Farm to Family’, an initiative launched as part of the Andhra Pradesh Irrigation and Livelihood Improvement Project - Phase II, financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and implemented by the departments of Water Resources, Horticulture, A.P. Food Processing Society and a few other allied wings of the State government, came to the farmers’ rescue.