Action for Agricultural Renewal in Maharashtra

50 Years of Advancement in Rural Development


AFARM was born out of an acute need for an Apex Institution to co-ordinate efforts of Non Government Organizations (NGOs) in their tasks of providing Drinking Water and Agricultural Extension services to villages in drought affected Maharashtra. It was one of the first organizations to operate as an Apex institution, in the country.
Prior to 1967, Missionary Organizations were engaged in making available the drinking water to the rural communities who were facing scarcity of drinking water. Number of National & International funding organizations also took up the said program on their agenda and supported the missionaries with drilling units & equipments.

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Over the 50 years of journey of AFARM in Rural Development, the thrust areas have been undergone substantial changes as per the need of the time.

Core Program Areas for Next Decade
  • Watershed Development & Management
  • Promotion of Climate Resilient Agriculture
  • Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture
  • Agri-entrepreneurship Development
  • Post-Harvest Management
  • Strengthening of Integrated Agriculture System
  • Strengthening of Gram Panchayat and Gramsabhas
  • Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran

Our Current Projects

Success Stories

The tale of the ten leaves

Incredibly steadfast and poised lady having her roots from a small village Apti in Yavatmal district, Mrs. Vaishali Patelpaik never ever compromised on her terms.

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