Crop cutting for yield assessment of Sugarcane crop in 4 Mills of DSCL (UP)

Assignment Name: Crop cutting  for yield assessment of Sugarcane crop in 4 Mills of DSCL (UP)
Approx. value of the contract (In INR): 20,00,000.00 (Rupees twenty lakhs)
Country: India
Location within the country: UP, MP, Karnataka &  Maharashtra
Name of Client: SOLIDARIDAD
Total number of staff-months of the assignment: 32 Months
Address and contact details of the client:

Solidaridad Network Asia Ltd

Room 1318-20, Hollywood Plaza, 610 Nathan Road, Mong kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Mr. Nitin Rao, Asia Regional Coordinator for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Solidaridad ( )

Name of senior staff involved from our Organization and functions performed:

Mr. Preetham Rodrigues ( Data cleaning, analysis and reporting)

Mr. Prathamesh Kumar Sharma ( Project Coordinator, supervisory role & team management)

Brief narrative description of the Project:

Solidaridad Network Asia Ltd (SNAL) assigned Inchara to conduct crop cutting and yield assessment of sugarcane crop in total of 8 Units, spread across 3 states. 1800  Farmers associated with canes societies and 2 Mills each in MP & Maharashtra and 4 Mills in UP selected as samples ( Proportionate random sampling).  Sampling was also depended on Ratoon and Plant varieties of Sugarcane involved both control and treatment areas.

Description of the actual services provided by staff within the assignment:

  • Sharing the final sample with Cane departments of both units for rechecking the sampled farmers and finalization
  • Digitalization (CAPI) of yield Assessment tool and sharing with Solidaridad for comments and approval
  • Testing the CAPI tool and finalizing for roll out
  • Training –Crop Cutting experts & Cane team on Objectives, importance and methodology. Practical demo on yield assessments
  • Roll out the yield assessment and finishing the targets
  • Participating in daily monitoring meeting with Cane departments
  • Updating daily progress via G-Sheet and WhatsApp.
  • Quality control visits and reporting
  • Final submission of all completed datasets in Commcare/MS – Excel.

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