Action for Agriculture Renewal in Maharashtra - AFARM


AFARM was established in 1969 and is based in Pune, the second biggest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The Organization was born out of an acute need for an Apex Institution to co-ordinate efforts of Non Government Organizations (NGOs) providing drinking water and agricultural extension services to villages in rural Maharashtra. Today AFARM is considered as a national resource organization and coordinates a network of 330 NGOs. The organization is working in rural development, natural resource management and livelihood promotion for rural poor (especially small farmers) and is very strong in state level lobbying and advocacy.


Project information:

Project Name: Poverty Reduction and Promotion of Food Security for Poor and Vulnerable Communities from Solapur & Beed Districts of Drought Prone Region of Maharashtra
Implementation areas: Solapur and Beed District, Maharashtra

Partner: Action for Agricultural Renewal in Maharastra (AFARM)

Target Group: Poor and vulnerable population from rural areas


- Lobbyism and advocacy

- Income generating activities

- Promoting organic agriculture

- Improvement of social structures

Implementation period: 2016-2019

Budget: 56.944 Euro p.a.

Donor: BMZ (Special Iniciative)

For project impressions from last phase please click: Success Stories-Glimpses of the project




Raisoni Park, Blgd.No.2/23, A/B
Market Yard, Pune/411037
Maharashtra, India
Tel: +91- (0) 20-24264641