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SPRING - MAKING EVERY SMALLHOLDER FARM WATER-SECURE

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SPRING - MAKING EVERY SMALLHOLDER FARM WATER-SECURE

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Countries: India
Regions: Godavari, India
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Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
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Conservation Agriculture/Agronomy
Progress to Date: NA Stakeholders participating in network
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Desired Partner: Business
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2017  »  Dec. 2020
Project Website: s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ungc-production/attachments/cop_2...
Contextual Condition(s): None
Additional Benefits: None
Beneficiaries: None
Planning & Implementation Time: 1-3 years
Primary Funding Source: Corporate funding
Project Source: CEO Water Mandate
Profile Completion: 82%

Project Overview

In India, we have a unique collaboration through our Joint-Venture Jasmine Concrete Export Private Limited, a leader in Indian floral extract. They have developed direct sourcing from more than 1,000 Jasmine grandiflorum farmers in Tamil Nadu, through long-term contracts, advance payments, provision of seedlings and technical assistance, with a dedicated local sourcing team. This direct sourcing ensures supply chain traceability and allows the implementation of responsible p…

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In India, we have a unique collaboration through our Joint-Venture Jasmine Concrete Export Private Limited, a leader in Indian floral extract. They have developed direct sourcing from more than 1,000 Jasmine grandiflorum farmers in Tamil Nadu, through long-term contracts, advance payments, provision of seedlings and technical assistance, with a dedicated local sourcing team. This direct sourcing ensures supply chain traceability and allows the implementation of responsible programs. We are working with our partners on sustainable agriculture improvement, especially the development of environmentally friendly agricultural practices with a focus on ingenious irrigation, because Tamil Nadu is one of the top three water-stressed and exploited states in the country. Water scarcity in our jasmine sourcing area has already led to around 30 percent reduction in jasmine production during 2017-2018, with disastrous consequences on other crops over the past three years. Recognizing the severe vulnerabilities of smallholder farming due to scarcity of water, we created the project SPRING, which integrates water-related intervention as a priority, with the objective to make every smallholder farm watersecure.We equip farmers, farmer groups and communities with knowledge and training on water harvesting through various methods to ensure their farms have water for irrigation. Through this process, Firmenich and our partners have successfully completed a proof of concept aiming to harvest rain water, store it in subsurface aquifers and then recover it during times of water scarcity. This approach is also known as Artificial Recharge, Storage and Recovery (ASR). To date, we have enabled and supported farmers to undertake land remodeling in order to harvest rain water and therefore improve their resilience in the following ways:economic security through two successful cropping seasons, for example doubling the annual income (presently even one cropping season is in crisis) � ability to absorb extreme weather events (drought and flash flood) � reduced ground water exploitation with increased water table through recharge Experimenting with different surface and sub-surface water harvesting methods has given us the confidence to expand SPRING to other project locations.

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Months & Implementing: 1-3 years
Primary Funding Source: Corporate funding

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Firmenich SA is a private Swiss company in the fragrance and flavor business. It is the largest privately-owned company in the field and ranks number two worldwide. Learn More

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