Through research, partnerships and close conversation with farmers, we are ensuring that efficient agricultural practices are commonplace. To date we have ensured that farmer yields have risen as well as assisting in efforts to replenish groundwater supplies. Methods have included:

  • Intercropping: Where farmers plant other crops within the channels of the sugarcane. Crops have included ginger, potatoes, turmeric and nitrogen rich plants.
  • Trash mulching: A cultivation method where residue from the cane, or other crops, is left on the field. This prevents soil erosion and adds to the fertility of the soil by releasing valuable nutrients into the soil as the trash decomposes. It also prevents farmers from burning the trash in the field. A common practice that has detrimental environmental effects.

Additionally we are also developing farmer training centers.