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 Guatemala and 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.
The Mosaic Villages Project in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, has grown since its inception in 2008 in both scale and success, thanks to our implementing partner, HELPS International. Their deep knowledge of the region combined with the expertise of the Mosaic agronomy staff has yielded impressive results.