Action for Agricultural Renewal In Maharashtra (AFARM)
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Estd: 1969
Used for Beneficiaries: 91%
Address : 2/23 A-B Raisoni Park, Market Yard, Pune 411 037. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 20 24264641, +91 20 2428302
Donor Contact : Mr. Subhash Tamboli / +91 9822752054 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources18,058,04319,983,45233,169,214
Institutional Sources548,84214,669,00524,540,646
Foreign Sources8,573,5736,889,9405,795,123
Other Income420,104714,2401,538,294
Total Income (A)42,461,27356,020,02079,873,630
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities29,581,74044,952,26864,514,659
Programme Staff Cost6,929,5153,961,7763,785,734
Travel Expenses181,46399,929107,972
Direct Programme Expenses36,692,71849,013,97368,408,365
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses4,009,6223,554,6785,345,694
Other Expenses/Transfer1,167,126149,0380
Total Expenditure (B)42,845,84754,400,80375,280,990
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-384,5731,619,2174,592,641
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets21,211,19120,018,10419,884,507
Current Assets (excl. Cash)17,847,97725,450,33428,424,296
Cash/Bank 8,902,5465,706,1518,440,231
Accumulated Deficits6,622,7585,003,541410,900
Total Assets67,546,49172,837,67270,222,398
Corpus / Share Capital61,18161,18161,181
General Funds000
Earmarked Funds63,762,93066,882,20064,825,985
Current Liabilities3,722,3805,894,2915,335,232
Total Liabilities67,546,49172,837,67270,222,398
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)41,39228,19357,643
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 1,0121,8701,279
Number of Staff8294112
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)583,776740,544843,384
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)60,00054,00066,000
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : S. B. Sabne
Bankers : Bank of Baroda

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Dr. Dwarkadas Lohiya, Chairperson Dr. Madhukar Gumble, V. Chairperson
Dr. Sudha Kothari, Treasurer Mr. Pramod Deshmukh, Secretary
Mr. Godfrey D'Lima, Member Ms. Vasudha Sardar, Member
Ms. Manisha Khale, Member Mr. Panchappa Kalyansheti, Member
Dr. Kantilal Shelar, Member Dr. Bhalchandra Sathaye, Member
Mr. Mahesh Sidheshwar, Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) The NGO receives grants from various State and National level Government departments and Ministries. 2) Institutional Sources in FY14 and FY15 mainly include grants from ITC Limited for the Model Watershed Development Programme and Sustainable Agriculture Programme. Grants from Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) in FY15 aggregating Rs60 lakhs included in Institutional Sources. 3) Foreign Sources mainly include grants from AWO International, Germany for Relief of Poverty programme. 4) Sales/Fees include training fees, subscription fees, sale of publications, product sale, rent.

NGO Profile :
Action for Agricultural Renewal In Maharashtra (AFARM) is an association of voluntary organisations working in the field of rural development. The organisation was established to coordinate the efforts of civil society organisations, to provide water and agricultural extension services to villages in drought affected Maharashtra. During 2013-14, AFARM has reached out to 18,679 households from 179 villages of Maharashtra for developing and managing their livelihoods through trainings, micro-finance, micro-enterprises and market linkages.

Some of their key activities:

Rural Livelihood Promotion: AFARM through its partner agencies is actively engaged in developing and managing Natural Resources Management (NRM) based livelihoods of rural poor households. The intervention aims at development of resilient production, sustainable and diversified livelihoods allowing households to face production and market risks without falling back into poverty. AFARM’s work helped about 832 marginal farmers, women headed & landless households engage in diversified livelihood activities including collective purchase of inputs & marketing of produce. Its efforts have led to an increase in household income, productivity increases and cost reduction.

Training and Capacity Building: AFARM since inception is organizing capacity building programs for its members on multiple subjects and issues which have helped them address ground realities and strengthen NGO capacity. AFARM is recognized as a 'Training & Capacity Building Agency' in Maharashtra. AFARM has designed and developed a Certificate Course on Rural Livelihoods Development and so far has trained over 175 experts through seven such courses. In FY14, AFARM has trained 511 stakeholders in the Integrated Watershed Management Programme, 2,247 newly elected Gram Panchayat members and currently has 180 schools to provide women entrepreneurs with sewing skills.

Networking and Advocacy Initiatives: As part of its advocacy initiatives, AFARM conducted a Study to assess Relevance, Effectiveness, and Impact of existing policy & programs for development of rain-fed farmers in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. It also organised a National Consultation on Agrarian Crisis & Farmer Suicides in India. Around 500 farmers and representatives of Farmer Organizations & Civil Society Organizations from six states participated. AFARM has collaborated with the Resource Alliance as Regional Partner for Western Region for the NGO Awards sponsored by Rockefeller Foundation and EdelGive Foundation.

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