Accion Fraterna (AF), also called AF Ecology Centre, is registered as a Trust under Indian Registration Act and founded by Father Vincent Ferrer in 1982. It is actively involved in people’s empowerment through natural resources management (NRM), watershed development, drought management, environmental development and policy advocacy.

AF has made a substantial contribution to Anantapur district since 1986 with its participatory watershed development programme and is perhaps the largest of such a programme implemented by an NGO in India.