According to DFC documents, the project is expected to have a highly developmental impact through the provision of services including logistics management, warehousing services, and procurement of agricultural produce primarily from smallholder farmers. India has a high level of food insecurity, with much of the food insecurity stemming from an underproductive and often inefficient agricultural sector. Specifically, one of the major issues facing the sector is post-harvest management and storage of food. Food losses have the double impact of not only reducing producers’ income, but also exacerbating the country’s ability to feed its population. The Project will help reduce post-harvest food losses for staple crops such as wheat, maize, paddy, soybean, and gram rice through its storage facilities and management expertise. The Project will also create over 1,000 formal sector jobs in a country in which over 80% of the labor force is employed in the informal economy.
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