DSCL CSA (IFC-601884)

  • India
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Dec 9, 2016
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Advisory Services
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Grant Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
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Not Disclosed
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Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 4, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Dec 15, 2017

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Project Description
This is a follow-on advisory project with the client-DSCL which builds on the lessons, experience and results from the previous rounds of IFC advisory engagements with the client in supporting smallholders to improve livelihood by enhancing sugarcane farm yields and incomes. The project has the following inter related components: A. CAPACITY BUILDING OF DSCL EXTENSION WORKERS ON CLIMATE SMART SUGARCANE CULTIVATION PRACTICES (FOCUS ON WATER, SOIL, FOOD AND ENERGY NEXUS) This includes development of a Rupapur specific climate smart agriculture(CSA) package of practices for sustainable sugarcane cultivation which includes farm mechanization,soil health improvements and energy use reduction on farm. Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based tools will be used to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of agri-extension services of DSCL. B. TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING OF FARMERS IN RUPAPUR CATCHMENT AREAS The project will support 20,000 smallholder sugarcane farmers of Rupapur unit of DSCL to improve farm yields by 20 per cent on an average. The project will support Rupapur unit in identifying and training 250 lead farmers for demonstration of suitable climate smart sugarcane cultivation practices C. FOCUS ON DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT FOR WATER USE AVOIDANCE AT FARM LEVEL The focus will be on behaviour change for farmers for adoption of climate smart irrigation practices that are, relatively, more efficient to conventional flood irrigation practices which will lead to 20 billion litres (potential )water use avoided at farm level. D.KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 1-2 national / international level seminars will be organized to share best practice case studies on corporate action for water sustainability in Ganga Basin ( location of DSCL sugarcane catchment) , on the results and experiences from the project to inform the larger industry group.
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The Project has the following four inter-related objectives to be achieved over a 36 month implementation period (till June 2020). The Project will focus on one of the four sugar mills of DSCL (Rupapur) in the state of Uttar Pradesh A. CAPACITY BUILDING OF 50 DSCL EXTENSION WORKERS ON CLIMATE SMART SUGARCANE CULTIVATION PRACTICES (FOCUS ON WATER, SOIL, FOOD AND ENERGY NEXUS) The project will build capacity of 50 DSCL extension workers at the Rupapur unit on climate smart sugarcane cultivation practices and techniques with an emphasis on water-soil-food-energy nexus,smart land use, sustainable farm mechanisation, sustainable farm energy use, integrated pest management; soft skills - effective communication and better extension practices. B. IMPROVE FARM YIELDS BY 20 PER CENT IN RUPAPUR MILL OF DSCL IN UTTAR PRADESH The project will support 20,000 smallholder sugarcane farmers of Rupapur unit of DSCL to improve farm yields by 20 per cent on an average over baseline (i.e from 50t/Ha to atleast 60 t/Ha); measured for a representative sample of sugarcane farmers. C. ENHANCEMENT OF SUGAR RECOVERY BY 0.3 PERCENT IN DSCL RUPAPUR UNIT IFC's work would focus on adoption of climate smart agricultural practices which would lead to the proposed increase in recovery. For improvements in management operations, the project will provide strategic recommendations to DSCL . D. 20 PERCENT WATER USE EFFICIENCY AND 20 BILLION LITRES OF WATER USE AVOIDED AT FARM LEVEL The project will improve water-use efficiency in sugarcane farms by 20 percent leading to 20 billion litres of water use avoided over baseline done through promotion of water-use efficient and climate smart irrigation practices and technologies.
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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