50 Years of Advancement in Rural Development

Advocacy Initiatives

During the last 50 years, the work of AFARM has reached the everycorner of the state with a riches of experience, expertise in various subjects and organizational skills. In support of the multifaceted work done today, AFARM has observed the prevalence of various masses in the grassroots, related to rural and agricultural development. Likewise, AFARM has a great deal of experience in planning, implementing and implementing comprehensive rural development programs and projects through active partnership with the Government Departments and NGOs.

As a result, 'AFARM' has been studied precisely strategic issues as well as the constraints of laws and regulations faced by the voluntary sector and beneficiaries. Therefore, from the platform of 'AFARM, National and State Level Conferences, Seminars, Meetings, Lectures and Workshops are organized regularly to draw attention of the Government to many important issues in the field of agriculture and NGOs. AFARM has always been at the forefront in urging the Government through 'Advocacy' to formulate appropriate policies based on the deliberations and suggestions received.

AFARM in collaboration with likeminded organizations undertook advocacy initiatives with respect to

Reducing vulnerability of rain fed marginal farmers from Maharashtra
National and State Organic Farming Policy
Fixing Minimum Support Price for Agriculture Commodities
Changes in State Water Policy - Water Rights and Water Tariff policy
Ensuring land entitlement to dalits / landless
Challenges and Opportunities faced by Agriculture sector of Maharashtra
Expected Improvement for implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee
Measures to increase the effectiveness of Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan

Charity Commissioner Contribution
Amendments in Bombay Public Trust Act 1950
Foreign Contribution Management and Control Bill 2005
Amendment of Income Tax Laws Relating to NGOs