UNDERTAKING

LARGE-SCALE UPTAKE OF

SCIENCE-BACKED

TECHNOLOGIES

 

To achieve major impact in reducing poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation across Asia and Africa

THIS IS WHAT

ICRISAT DEVELOPMENT CENTER

IS DOING

Taking (scientifically backed) PROVEN TECHNOLOGIES
Working with the right partners to take these out on a very large scale TO REACH THE PEOPLE
Capturing lessons on how to do LARGE SCALE ADOPTION

SUCCESSESS TO DATE

BHOOCHETANA

The sustainable model for farming that achieved

  • water neutrality
  • rejuvenation of the land
  • intensification of agriculture
  • inclusiveness of the small holder farmers

For more information see the Bhoochetana website

MODEL WATERSHEDS

Model watershed management across 4 states in India have shown great success.

  • cropping intensity (how many harvests of crops in a year) averaged 175%
  • Average crop yields increased 39%
  • 43% increase in groundwater level
  • 93% success rate of various watershed interventions
  • 3 fold increase of area under high value crops

For more information see the Model Watershed website

CSR-COMPANY CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

IDC is in a position to develop win-win propositions for the corporate sector and the public by channeling CSR projects to benefit millions of smallholder farmers as well as protecting the environment to achieve sustainable development.
Please visit project page to see complete list of projects and partners