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Our Vision, Mission and Values

1. Vision:

All people in rural areas lead a respectable and decent life with economic security,  social equity, gender equity and human dignity, in an atmosphere of democracy, peace, cooperation and community support. 
And all people and institutional live as Trustees of Mother Earth and follow a culture of ‘simple living’ and ethics of conservation.  Thus People and Nature live in harmony with each other showing due care for sustainable ecology, environment and bio-diversity.

2. Mission: 

  1. To organize and strengthen the organizations of distressed farmers and rural poor for attainment of their economic security, empowerment, self-reliance, food and nutritional security. 
  2. To work with drought affected farmers in general and  rainfed and small and marginal famers in particular and committed to promote drought resistant  Integrated and Sustainable Farming Systems, with low external input and eco-friendly (as against high cost, high-tech, chemical based) agriculture. 
  3. To combat desertification and promote sustainable ecology, healthy environment and bio-diversity, where people and nature live in harmony and support each other. 
  4. To work with poor and disadvantaged women and youth and promote Diversified Livelihoods including agri-processing, marketing and skill based employment. 
  5. To work for gender, social equality, human dignity, and to create a responsible social environment with peace, democracy mutual cooperation and community support. 
  6. To work with the Government, like minded NGOs, Civil Society Organizations (CBOs) and individuals. In this process, it is committed to strengthen and coordinate the role of different organizations, intellectuals, experts and individuals in the interest of social well-being. 
  7. To be a strong, dynamic, dedicated and sustainable organization, learning from experiences and constantly improving its work for people’s well-being. It strives to be positively influencing the society and changing itself to be relevant to the changing needs and contexts. 

3. Dharma: 

AF's guiding principles and code of conduct for itself and its staff:

  • Concern for others 
  • Work beyond duty 
  • Pursuit of excellence in work 
  • Reaching as many needy people as possible 

4. Core Values:

  1. Basic human values of compassion, concern, honesty, hard work, sincerity.
  2. AF commits to practice and promote the basic human values of love, compassion, concern, honesty, hard work and sincerity driven by its Vision, Mission and Dharma.
  3. Social Equality and Gender Sensitivity
  4. AF believes in social equality and are particularly committed to equality, respect and human dignity of women, the disadvantaged and the poor. AF is also committed to being socially equitable and gender-sensitive both within AF and in all its programs and interactions with people. 
  5. Concern for Sustainable environment
  6. AF ensures that all its policies and programmes adhere to the considerations of sustainability, biodiversity and ecological balance. 
  7. Influencing Government policies and programmes
  8. AF is committed to influencing Government policies and programmes for maximizing their impact in favour of the poor, disadvantaged and environment. 
  9. Pursuit of highest quality in work
  10. Relevant and learning
  11. AF is committed to being a relevant and learning organisation through participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation; and being open to new ideas, concepts and change which are likely to improve the lives of poor and disadvantaged. 
  12. Participation and Team work
  13. AF is committed to the ethos of Participation and Teamwork and these will be central in its work, within the organisation and with people. 
  14. Transparent and Accountable
  15. AF is committed to transparency and being accountable to all our stakeholders. 


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