Tek Sapkota Leads the Climate Change Science group in CIMMYT and is a member of the Climate Investment Committee in OneCGIAR. His research interest includes analysis of cropping systems from food security climate change nexus. He is involved in studying management consequences on nutrient dynamics in agro-ecosystem and their effect on food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation. He has served in IPCC as Lead author as well as Review editor. He is an associate Editor of “Nature Scientific Report” and “Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems” journals. He is an Agricultural expert in the “India GHG platform” (http://ghgplatform-india.org/).
Building trust and closing the productivity gap in India
July 06, 2021
Improved crop nutrient and water management practices lead to increased productivity and profits
By GAP Report team
Building trust between communities within agriculture systems overcomes barriers and facilitates the adoption of new technologies and practices for productivity and resilience.
That is one of the goals behind the Krishi Jyoti project, or “enlightened agriculture” project, a collaboration by the S.M. Sehgal Foundation and The Mosaic Company and its foundation. Since 2008, the project has helped close the productivity gap by helping farmers improve their nutrient and water management practices.
Farmers participating in the project have seen yields increase by 20 to 30 percent, providing increased income. The project has also installed check dams that capture and store rainwater from the monsoon season to replenish the underground water table. Thanks to new and refurbished schools, children in these communities are receiving an education in a safe and healthy environment.
To learn more about the Sehgal Foundation’s work, watch more videos from the organization here.