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Title Corporate social responsibility : win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture / edited by Suhas P. Wani and K.V. Raju
Published Boston, MA : CABI, [2018]
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Contents Intro; Corporate Social Responsibility; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Philosophy, Policy and Practice; 1.1 Introduction; 1.1.1 Philosophy; 1.1.2 Growing funds; 1.1.3 Individual philanthropist; 1.1.4 Contributing funds; 1.2 Evolution of CSR Governance and Policies; 1.2.1 Evolution in India; 1.2.2 What qualifies as CSR?; 1.3 Practice; 1.3.1 Estimated CSR expenditure; 1.3.2 How are Indian companies doing on the CSR front?; 1.3.4 Participation in Swachh Bharat campaign; 1.3.5 Participation in other activities
1.3.6 CSR by type and nature of industry1.3.7 How is the government supplementing CSR efforts?; 1.3.8 CII plays a pivotal role; 1.3.9 ICRISAT enabling CSR through win-win proposition; 1.4 Focus of this Book; Acknowledgement; Notes; References; 2 A Holistic Approach for Achieving Impact through CSR; 2.1 Why a Holistic Approach?; 2.2 Existing Death Valley of Impact -- The Main Challenge; 2.3 Framework of Holistic Solutions; 2.3.1 Inclusive market-oriented development approach; 2.3.2 Integrated watershed management -- proven IMOD strategy for the drylands
2.3.3 Strengthening the science of delivery of holistic solutions2.4 Holistic Solutions for Impact; 2.4.1 Rainwater conservation; 2.4.2 Enhancing water-use efficiency; 2.4.3 Soil health; 2.4.4 Crops and cropping systems management; 2.4.5 Inclusive system-context development; 2.4.6 Modernizing agriculture: on-farm mechanization; 2.4.7 Value chain; 2.4.8 Collectivization: farmer producer organizations; 2.4.9 Capacity building and innovative extension system; 2.5 Summary and Key Findings; References
3 Building Soil Health, Improving Carbon Footprint and Minimizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through CSR3.1 Why Soil Health, Carbon and Greenhouse Gases are Important; 3.2 How Soil Health and Ecosystem Service Issues are Aggravated; 3.3 Soil Degradation Challenges in General and in CSR Sites; 3.4 Building Soil Health and Ecosystem Services: A Low Hanging Technology; 3.4.1 Soil health for food and nutritional security; 3.4.2 Improved nutrient and water use efficiency; 3.4.3 Soil C sequestration and offsetting GHG emissions; 3.5 Framework for Soil Health and Ecosystem Services
3.5.1 Soil health building as an entry point activity3.5.2 Strengthening analytical framework; 3.5.3 Regulating soil C pools; 3.5.4 GHG emissions and management; 3.5.5 Scaling-out soil health management; 3.5.6 Innovative extension and information and communication technology in soil health management; 3.6 Summary and Key Findings; Acknowledgement; References; 4 CSR and Climate-resilient Agriculture -- A JSW Case Study; 4.1 High-rainfall Zone -- Jawhar, Maharashtra; 4.1.1 Challenges and opportunities; 4.1.2 Climatic situation; 4.1.3 Rainfed crop-growing period; 4.1.4 Projected climate change
Summary This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific projects in the interest of enhancing livelihoods and improving natural resource use efficiency. The first chapter sets the stage to understand the CSR path of development, course corrections, policy support from the Government of India, refinements made over the years, key findings of the recent assessments made by leading agencies and critical role played by national-level corporate associations. Chapter 2 presents why holistic solutions are needed to effectively address the issues of increasing land degradation, water scarcity and threat of climate change to bring in sustainable system intensification and diversification to high-yielding, climate-smart and high-value crops. Chapter 3 deals with unabated soil degradation due to low soil organic C levels, multiple nutrient deficiencies including micro and secondary nutrients, rising salinity and soil loss due to erosion which jeopardize food security of swiftly rising global population projected to be 9.7 billion by 2050. Chapter 4 describes the semiarid tropical region as primarily agrarian with the dominance of rainfed traditional agricultural production systems. Chapter 5 explains how water plays an important role in semiarid tropical regions to address water scarcity, land degradation, and crop and livestock productivity which improve the rural livelihood system. Chapter 6 shows the initiative by Asian Paints Limited to improve rural livelihood through integrated watershed development programme in six villages in Patancheru mandal of Medak district, Telangana, covering an area of 7143 ha. Chapter 7 emphasizes the development of the Bundelkhand region of Central India, which is the hot spot of water scarcity, land degradation and poor socioeconomic status. Chapter 8 provides soil health mapping for enhancing water use efficiency in watersheds for sustainable improved livelihoods in Sir Dorabji Tata Trust-supported initiative across 16 districts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan states of India. Chapter 9 describes a scaling-up approach in developing soil test-based fertilizer recommendations at block level, supported by the Sir Ratan Tata Trust in Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. Chapter 10 explains innovative model of farmer-centric watershed management in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh and Vijayapura district, Karnataka for improving rural livelihoods and reducing degradation of natural resources. Chapter 11 presents the success story the community and farm-based rainwater conservation (supported by RECL) have created a net storage capacity of approximately 18 000 m3 with total conservation of approximately 50 000 m3/year of surface runoff water in Anantapur watershed of Andhra Pradesh and 27 000 m3 storage capacity with conservation of approximately 54 000 m3/year of surface runoff water in Mahabubnagar watershed of Telangana. Chapter 12 demonstrates how improved sanitation and hygiene through proper wastewater management is critical to sustainable growth of rural communities. Chapter 13 summarizes, based on different case studies shown in earlier chapters, livelihood benefits and improved water use efficiency across various CSR sites. Overall, this book provides an excellent insight into the early phase of CSR work undertaken by ICRISAT-led consortium for achieving the impacts and has gathered number of learnings by working in partnership
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Agriculture -- India -- Case studies
Natural resources -- Management -- Case studies
Social responsibility of business -- India -- Case studies
Agricultural production.
Case studies.
Climate change.
High yielding varieties.
Land degradation.
Losses from soil.
Natural resources -- Management.
Natural resources.
Organic carbon.
Research institutes.
Resource management.
Resource utilization.
Rural areas.
Rural communities.
Semiarid zones.
Social responsibility of business.
Soil degradation.
Soil organic matter.
Soil quality.
Soil salinity.
Wastewater treatment.
Water conservation.
Water use efficiency.
Watershed management.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Raju, K. V., editor
Wani, S. P. (Suhas Pralhad), 1952- editor
LC no. 2018028768
ISBN 1786394529