AIOFS is a Leading Organization in Organic Farming and Good Agriculture Practice Area. After constitution of Organization (AIOFS) in 2007 , AIOFS has trained more than 10,000 farmers. AIOFS is constituted under Societies Act of 1860.of Govt. of India
Healthy Soil, Healthy Plant, Healthy Animal, Healthy & Happy Human, Healthy Community
Every Farmer should grow Food Organically for his family consumption (In the 1st Phase).
Agriculture Production through Sustainable and Renewable means and Free from all kind of Poison & Chemicals.
Mission and Goals
The Organic Farming Association of India has been formed with the following objectives:
- To promote nature-friendly, scientific, farming systems and practices that are economically viable, energy efficient, climate friendly and oriented towards the conservation of the environment and the empowerment of rural communities, building upon indigenous and traditional knowledge, skills and practices. It will aim to help organize farm-households and families engaged in organic farming and connected activities into a recognizable entity that will effectively represent their interests at local, state, regional and national levels.
- To enable farm-households engaged in organic farming to create the necessary infrastructure and facilities for them to select, save and exchange seeds and rootstock of various crops with each other in situ and ex situ;
- To lobby with the State and Central Governments to install and follow policies geared towards the promotion of organic farming in India including the provision of subsidies, price support, markets, legislation on organic seed regulation, farmer driven certification and other related needs.
- To lobby with the Food Processing Ministry and other concerned Government agencies in order to enable farming families to process, package and label organic produce and sell value added products within the law. To lobby specifically against GM seeds and GM farm inputs from being permitted for use within the Indian agricultural and food system including animal feeds.
- To advocate in favour of courses on organic agriculture in agricultural and other related institutions and for these institutions to take up need based research and study on topics as identified by organic farming families (land to lab) and implement promotional activities in organic farming and sustainable lifestyles;
- To work for the special educational needs of children from farm house-holds, the next generation of organic farmers. Such work will include networking among farming families, apprenticeship opportunities, workshops, enabling children from farm-households to have a special priority link with national open school, preparing a special organic farming programme within National Open School and other such opportunities;
- To assist families engaged in transitional organic farming to access practical know-how from experienced families or farmers through various means such as organizing regional workshops on need-based themes as expressed by the transitional farming families.
- To create awareness among all sections of consumers about the detriments of conventional chemical agriculture and consequences of the Green Revolution and the looming threat of the Gene Revolution and the benefits of organically produced foods.
- To formalize and operate credible, scientific and publicly trusted systems for the recognition and registration of organic farms.
- To work with other organic farming associations in India and internationally in order to strengthen the organic farming movement.
- To undertake programmes that will increase farmers awareness of their rights; legal rights vis-à-vis right to protect organic character of an organic farm such as for e.g. air quality, water quality, etc.
National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF) is a continuing central sector scheme since 10th Five Year Plan.Planning Commission approved the scheme as pilot project for the remaining two and half years of 10th plan period with effect from 01.10.2004 with an outlay of Rs. 57.04 crore. The scheme is continuing in the 11th plan with an outlay of Rs.101.00 crore.
- Promotion of organic farming in the country through technical capacity building of all the stakeholders including human resource development, transfer of technology, promotion and production of quality organic and biological inputs,awareness creation and publicity through print and electronic media.
- Statutory quality control of biofertilizers and organic fertilizers under the Fertilizer (Control) Order (FCO), 1985, including revision of standards and testing protocols keeping in view the advances in research and technology and bringing remaining organic inputs under quality control regime.
- Capacity building for soil health assessment, organic input resource management, technology development through support to research and market development.
- Capacity Building for low cost certification system known as “Participatory Guarantee System”.
WWOOF India is a network that allows volunteers to live and learn on organic properties/ farms. It brings together Hosts and Volunteers (“WWOOFers”) helping each other to make a healthier world WWOOF India was started on 15 Aug 2007, it promotes cultural understanding of the many diverse peoples and cultures around the world through the intercultural exchange that takes place while sharing in the daily life of others
Worldwide Opportunities On Organic Farms India (WWOOF INDIA) facilitates an exchange of culture and education by connecting domestic and international travellers (usually students from gap year ) with about 240 Organic or sustainability-minded hosts spread throughout the India in about 16 states and its territories. All the hosts on our network are associated with organic gardening, orchards, spices, tea and other sustainability projects.
WWOOF India focus on sustainable livelihoods and addressing issues of poverty, through community mobilization around income-generation activities combining cultural, craft and ecological dimensions of rural life it holds tremendous potential for both income generation and enhancement of the basic quality of life in the rural areas.
What are the aims of WWOOF India
WWOOF India enables people to learn first hand organic.
WWOOF India enables town-dwellers to experience living and working on a farm.
WWOOF India helps improve communication within the organic movement.
WWOOF India enables you to develop confidence in becoming self-sufficient.
WWOOF India allows you to meet interesting people and make useful contacts.
Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on the right to save and share seeds In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction, seed savers are the true givers of seed. This gift or “dana” of Navadhanyas (nine seeds) is the ultimate gift – it is a gift of life, of heritage and continuity. Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability.
Navdanya is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 18 states in India.
Navdanya has helped set up 122 community seed banks across the country, trained over 5,00,000 farmers in seed sovereignty, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture over the past two decades, and helped setup the largest direct marketing, fair trade organic network in the country.
Navdanya has also set up a learning center, Bija Vidyapeeth (School of the Seed / Earth University) on its biodiversity conservation and organic farm in Doon Valley, Uttarakhand, North India.
Navdanya is actively involved in the rejuvenation of indigenous knowledge and culture. It has created awareness on the hazards of genetic engineering, defended people’s knowledge from biopiracy and food rights in the face of globalisation and climate change.
Navdanya is a women centred movement for the protection of biological and cultural diversity.