We promote more sustainable farming practices and build the capacity of farmers in improved agriculture and agri-allied techniques, so agriculture becomes a profitable and sustainable business for farmers and their families
We promote improved and sustainable agricultural practices which help farmers to optimise yield and profits, whilst minimising the adverse impact of agricultural practices on both the environment and the people who work in agriculture.
We promote natural and organic practices for crop production, which are environment and human health friendly. We support farmers with training, technical guidance and critical inputs to grow crops in organic and natural ways, optimising produce quality and market value.
We support farmers to adopt crop diversification by changing the cropping pattern or growing multiple crops, so farmers can improve the income from farming and also can reduce risk of crop failure. ACF promotes crops that are environmentally friendly, and help farmers in climate change adaptation.
We guide farmers in diversifying farming by promoting vegetable and fruit cultivation along with floriculture, to enhance their farming income for sustainable livelihoods.
We promote animal husbandry with the focus of improved practices for animal health, to improve the productivity and profitability of livestock rearing for farmer’s and landless families. Our support centres around milch cattle, aquaculture, goatery, and poultry as farmer family enterprises.
In 2009 the Better Cotton Initiative approached ACF to be an implementing partner. It was an opportunity to tackle the many issues in the cotton industry, like overuse of pesticides and use of child labour. Today, BCI farmers have cleaned up their act, earn 19% profit and in just 9 years, numbers have swelled from 2500 to 1.73 lakh farmers. ACF also had a term on the BCI Global Council.Know More
ACF kick-started organic farming promotion in 2010 in Bhagwanpur block in Uttarakhand. Today, the district is home to the Bhu Amrit Farmer Producer Organisation, a collective of organic farmers who work across the entire value chain of organic production, certification, and marketing.Know More
ACF is using Goat Based Livelihoods to uplift and empower rural families. How? By forming Goat Based Livelihood Groups; developing a cadre of 'Pashu Sakhi' for door-to-door vet care services; improving breeds by using new, desired and healthy breeding buck; promoting proper feed and fodder management...Know More
For the women of Farrakka, chickens were bad news. Many of them had lost large sums of money investing in poultry before. So, when ACF came along espousing the benefits of rearing chickens, the women needed convincing! Finally, 4 women came forward and agreed to give it a try.Know More