Agriculture is the back bone of rural community & substance of life of the people. It plays a critical role in the economy of the poor families and the livelihoods for the majority of its population. Chemical fertilizers are destroying the soil structure with evidence of declining productivity, increasing health risks, loss of biodiversity on-farm, reducing food security and overall environmental damage. Changing the practices of farmers to achieve sustainable agricultural development is prime challenging initiatives that APOWA take up.
We have been enhanced the social and economic empowerment of the rural poor farmer, particularly poor and extremely poor and vulnerable groups (EPVGs) through development of their self-sustained and community managed institutions. We have been contributed towards improved food security of small and marginal farmers, who belong to poor and disadvantages groups of the society. This has achieved through introduction of sustainable methods of crop cultivation like System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and System of Crop Intensification (SCI). The community extension mechanism has been established through development of Community Resource Persons (CRPs), Master Community Resource Persons (MCRPs), establishment of Farmers Field School (FFS) and Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) on SRI and SCI. The FFS and FLD has established at strategic locations to provide onsite theoretical and practical training to the farmers on different aspects of SRI and SCI.
Receiving 12th Bhagwan Mahaveer Award 2008 from Hon'ble President of India.More
Our core team members and advisors .More
APOWA is continuosly works towards animal welfare, mangrove conservation etc..More