The Mosaic Villages
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In many areas of the developing world, smallholder farmers are trapped in a cycle of insufficient crop yields and poverty. Generally living on one acre of land or less, they often struggle simply to feed themselves and their families—much less generate a surplus of food. With the world's ever-growing population, helping smallholders become more productive is imperative.

Since 2008, The Mosaic Company and The Mosaic Company Foundation, in collaboration with our implementing partners, HELPS International and the Sehgal Foundation have invested in programs in India. This initiative, known as the Mosaic Villages Project, has seen the average yield of participants improve by as much as three to five times over traditional farming practices.


In India, there is a strong and direct relationship among agricultural productivity, hunger and poverty. Many farmers struggle to produce enough food on small parcels of land. In fact, it is estimated that between 70 and 80 percent of farmers in India have landholdings of less than 2 hectares. In the districts of Mewat and Alwat, two of India's most impoverished and isolated areas, Mosaic has partnered with the Sehgal Foundation to create the Krishi Jyoti Project.