Enhancing livelihoods through harvest boost

Sembcorp’s soil health management initiative assisting farmers to adopt to organic farming

Case Study

Agriculture plays a vital role in the Indian economy and significant section of rural households depend on the agriculture for their livelihood.

Through its soil health management initiative Sembcorp is sensitizing the farmers in and around its assets on sustainable agriculture practices. This initiative involves collection of soil samples and testing them in government labs. Based on the results from these tests, knowledge is imparted on Integrated Nutrients Management (INM) to the local farmers.

These trainings are helping farmers learn about crop patters, irrigation methods and ways to leverage soil texture for better yields. The programmes are imparting organic farming practices that helps in retaining natural nutrients in the soil. The programmes also educates about crop patterns, irrigation methods, various government schemes and ways to leverage soil texture and weather conditions for better output. These training are also imparted using audio-visuals tool to reach out to farmers in remote locations.

Through these focused interventions around Sembcorp’s renewable energy assets, agricultural productivity and income of the local farming community has been enhanced.