Action for Agricultural Renewal in Maharashtra

50 Years of Advancement in Rural Development

Resource Organization for Watershed Management

Technical Support Project Planning

AFARM has provided technical support to various NGOs, CSRs &Govt line departments for the preparation of Detail Project Reports. As a result AFARM has prepared more than 79 Integrated Watershed development (WSD) action plans covering about 68,015 ha geographical area of 261 villages/ GPs from the Maharashtra State. These DPRs are financially supported by - NABARD, CAPART, Govt. of Maharashtra (Jalsandharan, Adarsh Gaon Yojana, Vasundhara- State Level Nodal Agency, Department of Agriculture & Marketing), European Union through Christian Aid U.K. Corporate Agencies, KFW Germany etc.

AFARMs contribution to watershed development is recognized at State & National level. As a result State as well as National (Central) Govt. selected AFARM as training resource organization for building the capacities of various stakeholders ranging from villagers to Govt. officials under its various flagship / prominent programs. Some of these recognitions are as follows

2010 - 2017 Name of ProjectState Resource Organization for Agriculture development & Management under Integrated Watershed Management Program of Govt. of India
2014-2015 Resource Organization by Rajiv Gandhi Mission for Watershed Management - Department of Rural Development, State Govt. of MP
2010- 2014 District Resource Organization for Integrated Watershed Management Program of Govt. of India
2007-2013 Support Training Institute for Hariyali Projects aided by Govt. of India
2001-2006 Mother NGO for Watershed Projects under DPAP, IWDP, NWDPRA aided by Govt. of India
1997-2003 Support Voluntary Organization and Training Unit for CAPART Watershed Program
1996-2000 Training Agency for Community Based Participatory Watershed Development Program
1992-1996 Capacity Building of Small NGOs in Watershed Development Program

Over the years, AFARM has built the capacities of 30893 participants through 3 days to 3 months duration trainings on watershed development followed by handholding support by AFARM team.( Can we provide here bar chart of trainees / modules in line with Annual Report)

Resource Material

Based on the field experiences & acquired expertise, AFARM could prepare various books, video films & flex poster displays on the various aspects of watershed management. These resource materials were made available to various stakeholders including NGOs, CSRs govt. line depts, CBOs etc on not for profit basis for use at their end. All of them find these publications very user friendly.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Documentation Agency

AFARM, being a service support organization, plays a vital role in providing Project Management Services monitoring, evaluation & impact documentation services forWatershed development projects to various Government, CSRs & NGOs.

Prominent Monitoring Assignments completed by AFARM

2013-2018 Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning & Documentation of Integrated Watershed Management Programme in Kolhapur Agriculture Division - 132 Watershed Projects from Sangli, Satara& Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra State
2001-2019 National Level Monitoring Agency (NLM Agency) by Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), GoI for Monitoring of various rural development programs/schemes of MoRD including Watershed Development programme viz. DPAP, IWDP & Hariyali..
2002-2006 As Mother NGO, has provided field support & Monitored the implementation of DPAP & IWDP projects of NGOs as well as Govt. PIAs in Satara & Sangali districts of Maharashtra State.
1993-2000 Concurrent Monitoring of 28 micro watershed development implemented by 28 NGOs in Maharashtra. The project was supported by E.U. through Christian Aid U.K.

  • Third Party Evaluation of JalyuktaShivar Abhiyan of total 933 works from Aurangbad, Nanded and Latur district.

    AFARM was entrusted with the responsibility of conducting midterm as well as final evaluation of watershed projects financially supported by State & Central Government and CSRs Some of the major projects evaluated so far are

    • Preparatory Phase Evaluation of Integrated Watershed Management Programme of 8 districts of Madhya Pradesh

    • Mid -Term Evaluation of "Ideal Village Development Program" of Government of Maharashtra, implemented in about 300 villages of Maharashtra. The physical verification of (sample) 48 villages was done.

    • Concurrent evaluation of National Watershed Development Program for Rain fed Area (NWDPRA) implemented by Dept. of Soil Conservation & Watershed Management, GoM in Gadchiroli district with financial support from Department of Agriculture, GoI.

    • Special Evaluation of Centrally Aided Drought Prone Area Development Program,( as per 1995 guidelines) implemented by Government and NGO PIAs in Dhule and Nandurbar districts of Maharashtra State. This work was done for department of Water Conservation, Government of Maharashtra.

    • Mid Term Evaluation of Participatory Watershed Development Program implemented by 12 NGOs in Maharashtra, supported by Christian aid, UK.

    • Mid Term & Final Evaluation of CAPART supported 38 Watershed Development Programs in Maharashtra.

    • Conducted Mid Term Evaluation of 332 DPAP & IWDP projects (of 2001 guidelines) in Satara, Sangali& Nasik Districts of Maharashtra state.