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Corporate social responsibility: win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture.

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This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific projects in the interest of enhancing livelihoods and improving natural resource use efficiency. The firs...

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Chapter 3 (Page no: 35)

Building soil health, improving carbon footprint and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through CSR.

Unabated soil degradation due to low soil organic carbon (C) levels, multiple nutrient deficiencies including micro- and secondary nutrients, rising salinity and soil loss due to erosion jeopardizes food security of swiftly rising global population projected to be 9.7 billion by 2050. Soils also play a major role in global C cycling and huge C sequestration potential offers opportunities for mitigating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. The lessons learnt from CSR pilot and scaling-up initiatives indicated significant productivity benefits with soil health mapping-based management. The linkages of soil health and food quality are documented. Soil mapping-based management increased C sequestration with higher proportion of biomass C and enhanced uptake and use efficiency of nitrogen fertilizers, and thereby reducing losses through runoff and gaseous emissions. Management at watershed level is proved as one of the most trusted approach to managing natural resources and reducing runoff, soil loss and C and nutrients therein.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Corporate social responsibility in India: philosophy, policy and practice. Author(s): Raju, K. V. Wani, S. P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) A holistic approach for achieving impact through CSR. Author(s): Wani, S. P. Girish Chander Garg, K. K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) CSR and climate-resilient agriculture - a JSW case study. Author(s): Petare, K. J. Rao, A. V. R. K. Patil, M. D. Wani, S. P. Sudi, R. Srinivas, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 83) Improving livelihoods through watershed interventions: a case study of SABMiller India project. Author(s): Rajesh Nune Rao, Ch. S. Sudi, R. Wani, S. P. Garg, K. K. Rao, D. S. P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 102) Improved livelihoods - a case study from Asian Paints Limited. Author(s): Patil, M. D. Wani, S. P. Garg, K. K. Rajesh Nune
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 119) Improving water availability and diversification of cropping systems in pilot villages of north and southern India. Author(s): Garg, K. K. Ramesh Singh Wani, S. P. Chaturvedi, O. P. Inder Dev Patil, M. D. Sudi, R. Singh, A. K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 145) Scaling-up of science-led development - Sir Dorabji Tata Trust initiative. Author(s): Girish Chander Pathak, P. Wani, S. P. Pardhasaradhi, G. Dasgupta, S. K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 161) Increasing agricultural productivity of farming systems in parts of central India - Sir Ratan Tata Trust initiative. Author(s): Sawargaonkar, G. L. Girish Chander Wani, S. P. Dasgupta, S. K. Pardhasaradhi, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 180) Sustainable development of fragile low-rainfall regions - Power Grid Corporation of India initiative. Author(s): Prabhakar Pathak Sudi, R. Wani, S. P. Aviraj Datta Nagaraju Budama
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 197) Farmer-centric integrated water management for improving livelihoods - a case study of Rural Electrification Corporation Limited. Author(s): Sudi, R. Girish Chander Wani, S. P. Pardhasaradhi, G.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 213) Improving rural wastewater management. Author(s): Aviraj Datta Mukund Patil Wani, S. P.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 229) Learnings and a way forward. Author(s): Wani, S. P. Raju, K. V.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786394514
  • Record Number
  • 20183333902