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Social Responsibility

Caring enough is the commitment to ‘Do things better’ – not just for the business but for the world at large. We undertake multiple initiatives to strengthen communities.

- Mrs. Sandra Shroff, Vice Chairman, UPL

To see a need and to take the initiative to answer it. To see an opportunity and to develop solutions. That's what we do.

Kenya

UPL CSR team donated water tank to
Pest Control Product Board (PCPB), Kenya

Quality seeds and seedlings that grow into healthy crops and trees are a must to safeguard the future of farming.
UPL Initiative
Under the CSR Initiative of UPL Limited, UPL Kenya team donated a water tank to the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) – Kenya, for raising nursery of 50,000 seedlings of fruit trees.
The team is incredibly happy to report that the tree nursery is now operational. The fruits of this will indeed be sweet.
CSR-Initiatives-Kenya

50,000

seedlings

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Collaboration with East African Breweries
in Kenya to provide sustainable
income for smallholder farmers

We joined with East African Breweries in Kenya to provide sustainable income for the smallholder farmers. This relationship has been benefiting local farmers for the past few years, offering them regular and guaranteed profit.
Our high performing sorghum hybrids, such as ADV23012, gained the trust of the brewery and the farmers who moved from traditionally grown crops to sorghum. Our grain sorghum hybrids perform well even in dry conditions and are less risky crops to grow for the smallholder farmers, whose livelihood depends on the crop performance. We offer training and field demonstrations where farmers can learn how to grow sorghum and maximize crop productivity.
Farmers who participate in the scheme receive a farming contract from the brewery with guaranteed prices for the grain, providing them a stable income.
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UPL CSR team donated water tank to
Pest Control Product Board (PCPB), Kenya

Tsavo West National Park is located in the Coast Province of Kenya and covers an area of 9,065 square kilometers. Much of the farming land of communities around the Tsavo West National Park is close to the areas where wildlife lives. This is where privately owned plots of families grow food through subsistence farming. These areas grow Maize and Beans both crops that are fed on by Elephants and Buffalos. In the year 2019, the situation was bad as the Elephants had eaten most of the Maize crops in around 4-5 villages, unfortunately for farms close to wildlife there is a lot of conflict and negative impact on the farmers in such situations. The location and frequent droughts make community vulnerable to human- elephant conflict, with elephants venturing outside the park during the dry season in search of nutritional crops and water. Both elephants and people have been forced into an untenable situation.
Our effort was to create a sustainable strategy that would sustain the income of the communities from agriculture and simultaneously protect the wildlife (elephants) in the area. Thus, the plan was to involve community in conservation but it’s possible only when the farmers have secure crop. Based on a detailed situational analysis, the work started on developing community garden in vacant land and demonstrated farming of sunflower.
We introduced Sunflower farming instead of Maize and Beans as a source of livelihood to the local communities, as
  • Sunflower is not eaten by elephants and people can easily grow them on their farms.
  • Sunflower does very well in arable semi arable conditions as it requires less rainfall and nutrients than maize.
  • Sunflower is a crop which, compared to other crops, performs well under drought conditions.
  • Sunflower Farming and can be good source of livelihood as per local conditions and will help in conservation of wildlife.
  • Sunflower is a source of high-quality edible vegetable oil and so has a regular market with better returns.
  • The Sunflower crop attracts Bee which also helps keep elephants out of farms as this is an effective deterrent method ,as like humans ,elephants don’t like getting stung, so they flee both the presence and the sound of bees.
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