The producer group is a group of women & menwho have common livelihoods activity either on-farm, off-farm or non-farm, organisedfor collectivization and accessing technology, inputs, finance and marketing of their produce.
These PGs are capacitated and nurtured through training, exposure, technical handholding and market linkages to ensure their institutional and financial sustainability. Members of the PGs are provided with the information of the available government schemes and the process of preparation of the convergence plans These PGs are mainly engaged in accessing Government Resources, collective procurement of Agriculture inputs and marketing of produce, Management of Custom hiring centres, Poultry Mother Unit, Dalmil and sugarcane nursery.
Water Users Groups (WUA) having representation of all farmers are formed in the operational area of water harvesting structures. AFARM has facilitated formation of WUGs and trained WUA members on role and responsibility of WUA, Contribution Strategy and Water Budging etc.
These WUGs are engaged in
Village Development Committees (VDC) are constituted as an executive arm and subcommittee of Gram Panchayat. These VDCs are imparted training for Project management as these committees are equally responsible for smooth and transparent functioning of the project
The functions performed by VDCs includes: