Action for Agricultural Renewal In Maharashtra (AFARM)
SECTOR: Development
SUB SECTOR: NGO Support Services
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 52 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Operating as a professional service provider in Sustainable Agriculture; Participatory Irrigation Management; Rural livelihoods Development for reducing the vulnerabilities of rural poor; etc.
Supported by:
NABARD; USHA International; AWO International Germany; Dept. of Agriculture & Co-operation; etc.
Key Trustees:
Dr. Dwarkadas Lohiya, Chairperson Dr. Madhukar Gumble, V. Chairperson Dr. Sudha Kothari, Treasurer Mr. Pramod Deshmukh, Secretary
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.6% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 9.5%
Average: Rs86 lac Highest: Rs9 cr Lowest: Rs45,032
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A platform to promote sustainable & equitable development.
  • Drought affected areas in Maharashtra called for an acute need of an institution that coordinated efforts of agricultural NGOs who are working towards providing sustainable agricultural extended services, clean drinking water to villages and natural resources management.
  • AFARM is one of such institution that caters to rural poor and works towards reducing their vulnerabilities. a) AFARM has a Training cum Resource program in the state of Maharashtra have developed variety of training modules pertaining to Capacity Development. A full-fledged cell with Multidisciplinary expert personnel & well equipped training center caters to the needs of the sector. b) AFARM is engaged in developing Livelihoods Programs for the rural poor households and trying to address the stark agrarian crises facing farmers in general and those in target geographies in particulars. c) AFARM through its networking of NGOs across Maharashtra works as a powerful forum for organizations mainly to resolve crisis of recurring drought in Maharashtra and also to provide expertise to their partner organizations.
  • Presently, AFARM is implementing various programs through 74 partner organizations in 391 villages of 40 blocks from 14 districts of Maharashtra. Also during last 5 years, 1,038 community based organizations are promoted & nurtured in AFARM lead development initiatives.
20 cr
20 cr
Source : Audit Report 2019