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The HUF-SAMUHA Partnership

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Partners: Hindustan Unilever Foundation
Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank
Countries: India
Regions: India, Krishna
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Services Needed: Communications & outreach
Desired Partners: Investor
Business Association
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jun. 2014  »  Ongoing
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 47%

Project Overview

The HUF-SAMUHA Partnership believes that the present flood-irrigated HEIDA (High External Inputs Destructive Agriculture) paddy cultivation practices consumes undesirable levels of water, and which introduces unacceptable levels of systemic chemicals and synthetics into the food chain needs to be shifted to NPM (non-pesticide management) SRI (System of Rice Intensification) or wet/dry paddy cultivation practices. This would allow the food chain to feed without poisoning, a...

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The HUF-SAMUHA Partnership believes that the present flood-irrigated HEIDA (High External Inputs Destructive Agriculture) paddy cultivation practices consumes undesirable levels of water, and which introduces unacceptable levels of systemic chemicals and synthetics into the food chain needs to be shifted to NPM (non-pesticide management) SRI (System of Rice Intensification) or wet/dry paddy cultivation practices. This would allow the food chain to feed without poisoning, and will contribute to the single largest factor that can result in reduced water usage in Indian agriculture.

Project Results

The HUF-SAMUHA Partnership completed 10 months in March 2015. The project was built on the premise that it could help farmers in flood-irrigated paddy cultivation save up to 2 million litres of water per acre/crop. It has just facilitated 488 farmers in 22 villages in the Deodurg taluk under the Upper Krishna command area cultivate NPM (non-pesticide management) paddy in 1298 acres. It used 2 reference plots each for conventional paddy and NPM paddy in 22 villages of Deodu...

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The HUF-SAMUHA Partnership completed 10 months in March 2015. The project was built on the premise that it could help farmers in flood-irrigated paddy cultivation save up to 2 million litres of water per acre/crop. It has just facilitated 488 farmers in 22 villages in the Deodurg taluk under the Upper Krishna command area cultivate NPM (non-pesticide management) paddy in 1298 acres. It used 2 reference plots each for conventional paddy and NPM paddy in 22 villages of Deodurg taluk to establish a baseline. It has established an average water savings of 2.4 million litres per ac during the Kharif season. As a result, against the targeted saving of 2.4 billion litres, it helped our farmers save 2.7 billion litres. The methodology for calculating this saving is still under review, both internally and externally, but the project is confident that it will be able to surpass its goal saving 178 billion litres by the end of the 5th year over 180 villages and 36,650 crop acres of flood-irrigated NPM paddy.

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