CSR and Climate-resilient Agriculture – A JSW Case Study

Petare, K J and Rao, A V R K and Patil, M D and Wani, S P and Sudi, R and Srinivas, K (2018) CSR and Climate-resilient Agriculture – A JSW Case Study. In: Corporate Social Responsibility: Win-win Propositions for Communities, Corporates and Agriculture. CABI, pp. 55-82. ISBN 9781786394514

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The semi-arid tropics being dominant region is primarily agrarian with rainfed traditional agricultural production systems. Jawhar is a tribal block in Maharashtra. India characterized by high rainfall, water scarcity, degraded soils and low crop productivity. ICRISAT in collaboration wlth JSW has initiated agrlcultural interventions with watershed approach. Over a two-year period, the project has demonstrated various activities to build the resilience against climate change to cope with varying climatic risks and to improve livelihoods. Conservation of available resources through various measures was carried out with active community participation. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood of the community. Soli health management, rainwater harvesting, soil conservation. promotion of improved cultivars, introduction of new crops (crop diversification), income-generating activities and promotion of agronomic practices were the major interventions carried out in the project villages. These have taken farmers towards the path of building resilience to cope with climatic risks.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jawhar, Maharashtra, CSR, Climate change, Corporate social responsibility, JSW Foundation, ICRISAT, Checkdam, water harvesting, crop management practices, crop productivity, nutrient management, Ballari, Karnataka
Subjects: Others > Agriculture
Others > Maharashtra
Others > Sustainable Agriculture
Others > Karnataka
Others > Climate Change
Others > Corporate Social Responsibility
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 08:09
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 10:35
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10945
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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