Water harvesting structure

Low-cost double leach pit toilet

Horizontal Roughing and Slow Sand Filter

Artificial Reefs for Promoting Fisheries

Gram Cultivation, MP


Governing Body



Action for Food Production is an Indian socio-technical non-governmental organization with Christian inspiration working for the development of the rural poor through effective natural resource management solutions.

It provides technical guidance and backup support to grassroots level NGOs for the implementation of environmentally friendly projects for water, food security, livelihoods and allied capacity building.

AFPRO reaches out to the country through nine field units located strategically all over India. It has a team of hydrologists, geologists, geophysicists, civil engineers, sociologists and specialists in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and livestock.

Better Cotton Initiative in India – AFPRO’s ParticipationBetter Cotton Initiative (BCI) - a global initiative to make cotton production better for the people who produce it, for the environment it grows in and for the sector’s future. BCI works with a diverse range of stakeholders to promote measurable and continuing improvements for the environment, farming communities and the economies of cotton-producing areas. BCI aims to transform cotton production worldwide by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.

NAIP – National Agricultural Innovation Project

AFPRO’s project “Live Better with the Floods” under Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s World Bank supported National Agricultural Innovation Project being implemented in flood prone areas of District Dhemaji, Assam has improved livelihoods for tribal farmers.

Better Management Practices in Cotton Cultivation

Farmers from Vidarbha region are being supported to adopt sustainable practices in cotton cultivation for lowering cost involved while ensuring a good crop. “Better Management Practices in Cotton Cultivation", as the project is called, promotes a combination of sustainable agricultural practices such as Integrated Pest and Nutrient Management and bio-fertiilizers and bio-pesticides. IKEA, an international home products business is providing resource support for the project.

Diversion Based Irrigation Systems

Gravity flow concept for irrigation is a traditional idea which is often used in a small way in ordinary farmers. AFPRO’s project with Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, aims at using the potential of gravity flow to enable marginalized tribal communities in hilly regions of Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura channelize distant water resources such as rivers and streams for irrigating their fields.

Careers with AFPRO

Annual Report 2012-2013



Training on hand pump repair & Maintenance

Cadre Building Program

Women involved in construction work in a project

Mason’s training program

On-the-job training


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