Farmers are empowered with the latest skills, knowledge and techniques to enable them to grow high yield, profitable crops.
Enhancing Productivity & Yield -
ACF works closely with farmers to help them increase their yield and productivity. We help them find the best crops, inputs and practices that meet the unique needs of their farm.
Water Management & Micro Irrigation -
Water plays a critical role in optimising farming and ACF helps farmers better manage limited water supplies and harness micro irrigation to replace inefficient flood irrigation. In the year 2018, we aim to install new micro irrigation systems in over 550 ha area.
Promote Sustainable & Organic Practices -
Sustainability is key, and ACF helps farmers adopt sustainable, organic practices to supply the highest quality of produce to markets, and protect their natural resources for the future. This includes System of Rice Intensification.
Support Animal Husbandry & Aquaculture -
ACF provides initiatives to foster and enhance livestock rearing, and unique farming practices such as Aquaculture.
System of Rice Intensification
SRI is a unique program being rolled out in rice producing territories to help rice farmers to optimise their crops and enhance productivity. Today there is wide adoption of this practice and farmers have experienced significant increase in profits from the production of Rice. Ambuja Cement Foundation is focussing on scaling up this initiative.
Better Cotton Initiative at ACF
ACF reaches out to 1.7 lakh Farmers. One way we work with them is via the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) – helping improve their knowledge and skills in order to increase production, reduce costs and enhance profits.
In 2017 & '18, we aim to work with 80000 and 120000 farmers respectively under BCI.
ACF places a special focus on marginalised communities - prioritising Tribal Development as a key initiative of its agriculture-based livelihoods program. In Bali, the tribal populated block of Pali district of western Rajasthan, each household relies on multiple sets of livelihoods to feed their families. ACF has initiated a variety of programs to support an increase in livelihood and prosperity for these communities. Initiated in 2009, ACF adopted an integrated…Read more
Kharash Vistarotthan Yojana
In 2002, in an effort to find a solution to severe salinity ingress, ACF, Tata Trusts and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) collaborated to launch Kharash Vistarotthan Yojana — a program to restore water and livelihood to 20 villages of Kodinar and Sutrapada Talukas of Gir Somnath district. The first phase saw the partnership address depleting groundwater, improving drinking water and changing agricultural cropping patterns. Subsequent phases of intervention…Read more