Services

  • Water Resources Management
    • Drinking Water
    • Well-Siting
    • Hydro-geological Surveys
    • Water Yield Testing
    • Bore wells, tube wells, and hand pumps
    • Minor Irrigation- Drip irrigation, lift irrigation
    • River barrier (Dykes) and Diversion channels
    • Small dams and other water conservation structures
    • Gravity Flow Systems
    • Horizontal Roughing Filter – Slow Sand Filter
    • Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting
    • Promotion of Indigenous technology
    • Revival of traditional water management and harvesting structures
  • Sanitation
    • Low cost bamboo leach pit latrines
    • Low cost latrines
  • Land Husbandry
    • Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT)
    • Dry land farming technology in arid to semi-arid regions
    • Wasteland development
    • Land reclamation
  • Sustainable Agriculture
    • Integrated (non-chemical) Pest Management
    • Vermi-composting and organic manure
    • Horticulture and herbal medicinal plants
    • Promotion of mixed-cropping practices
    • Alternatives for shifting cultivation
  • Forestry
    • Joint Forest Management and Community forest management
    • Pasture land development programmes
    • Promotion of social and agro-forestry
  • Fisheries
    • Aquaculture – freshwater and marine
    • Fisher folk development
    • Disaster Preparedness in cyclone affected areas
  • Animal husbandry
    • Livestock nutrition and health
    • Rearing and management of livestock/
    • Barefoot Veterinary Technicians’ Training
  • Renewable Energy
    • Biogas plants
    • Training of biogas masons
  • Watershed management
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Capacity building and training programs

AFPRO specialists train up grassroots NGOs and local communities on a variety of skills. These take the following shapes:

  • Programs Conducted/Sponsored by AFPRO
  • Cadre-Building Programs at different AFPRO Units
  • Programs facilitated by specialist trainers from AFPRO

 

  • Social dimension
    • Pro-poor approach
    • Participatory approach
    • Equal stake holding by all partners in program
    • Gender equity
    • Interdependency
    • Sensitivity towards traditional culture, value system and wisdom of community
    • Formation of Self – Help Groups
  • Technical dimension
    • Identification of region-specific needs , issues and problems
    • Participatory technical planning
    • Capacity building of community in relevant managerial and technical aspects of the program
    • Strict socio-technical and financial monitoring to ensuring quality execution of the program through community and NGO
    • Mid-term corrections and impact assessment of the program
    • Handing over charge to the community
  • Economic dimension
    • Promotion of professional skills in traditional trades
    • Skill refinement and developing new skills in rural enterprises (handicrafts, small scale industries, and animal husbandry)
    • Facilitation in creating infrastructure
    • Provision of loan grants for SHGs and individuals of target community
    • Assisting in creating linkages with marketing organizations