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An Appeal to Assist India's Amazing Organic Farmers

AN APPEAL TO ASSIST INDIA'S AMAZING ORGANIC FARMERS TO PARTICIPATE IN ORGANIC MAHOTSAV AND SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE IN GROWING FOOD WITHOUT POISON WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.

The Organic Mahotsav 2019 is a biennial national convention on Organic Farming hosted by OFAI.  

The convention will witness one of the largest gathering of organic farmers , promoters, consumers  from all over India . A total of 3,000 organic farmers will come together in Udaipur to share their techniques of raising food and crops without damaging soils or harming people's health.
These farmers have chosen to produce safe food, i.e., food grown without the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

However, many of these organic farming pioneers are finding it difficult to attend the Organic Mahotsav without financial assistance. These expenses come to approximately Rs.5,000 per person (travel by train, modest Udapiur accommodation, food and registration charges).

This is where you come in. Your support will assist these farmers to travel to Udaipur and plug their knowledge and expertise into the ever expanding sea of good practice techniques involved in the production of safe and nutritious food.

The Organic Farming Association -- a not-for-profit body – is launching this crowd funding appeal to cover the expenses relating to the participation of these 1000+ farmers -- selected from different states of India -- which is estimated at around Rs.25 lakhs (since we are hoping that the 1000+ farmers will each and on average be able to bear atleast half the cost, i.e. Rs. 2,500).
1.You can make a donation of any amount you wish.
2.You may also contribute towards the complete expense of 1 or more farmer i.e. Rs. 2500 /-per farmer  
(For eg.-If you want to donate for 4 farmers, you can make a donation of Rs. 10,000/-(ten thousand).

Earn yourself a “Proud Kisaan Supporter” Badge on our website  and social media for your contribution.

All money collected through this crowd funding appeal will be used exclusively for the travel, accommodation, food and registration requirements of individual organic farmers who need it, and will not go towards any other organizational or infrastructural expenditure of the Convention or to salaries of staff or any other Convention expense.

The Association will create a permanent archive or manual of the organic farming techniques being shared at the Convention. After the event ends, this archive will go on the Net, to be of benefit to any person in future wanting to raise food in fields, parks, gardens, anywhere, always in tune with natural principles, and without chemicals, without poisons, and without GMOs. So you will be contributing to that permanent asset as well.

Please help us make this happen! Not only you will feel good by making this contribution to the fund, the earth will feel better as well!
Sample List of Farmers in Need of Assistance
Sample List of Farmers in Need of Assistance
Farmers list who need support for food and accommodation.
Farmers list who need support for food and accommodation.
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3rd December 2019
The contributions were used to pay for the accommodation of around 300 farmers in Udaipur for 4 days. 
The contributions were used to pay for the accommodation of around 300 farmers in Udaipur for 4 days. 
21st August 2019
This convention is the first one after the huge success of the Organic World Congress and hence the demand, scope and possibilities for lots of people joining in are high. Dedicated and ground rooted people in our organic farming community who contribute to the organic farming movement as a whole have already registered for the event. We expect around 3000 registered farmer participants and more than 10,000 visitors from all over India. In 3000 farmers 1000 will not be able to bare full cost of their travel, food and accommodation.
The Organic Farming Association -- a not-for-profit body – is launching this crowd funding appeal to cover the expenses relating to the participation of these 1000+ farmers -- selected from different states of India -- which is estimated at around Rs.25 lakhs (since we are hoping that the 1000+ farmers will each and on average be able to bear atleast half the cost, i.e. Rs. 2,500).
This convention is the first one after the huge success of the Organic World Congress and hence the demand, scope and possibilities for lots of people joining in are high. Dedicated and ground rooted people in our organic farming community who contribute to the organic farming movement as a whole have already registered for the event. We expect around 3000 registered farmer participants and more than 10,000 visitors from all over India. In 3000 farmers 1000 will not be able to bare full cost of their travel, food and accommodation.
The Organic Farming Association -- a not-for-profit body – is launching this crowd funding appeal to cover the expenses relating to the participation of these 1000+ farmers -- selected from different states of India -- which is estimated at around Rs.25 lakhs (since we are hoping that the 1000+ farmers will each and on average be able to bear atleast half the cost, i.e. Rs. 2,500).
22nd November 2017
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for contributing to this appeal. With this money, we were able to pay travel costs, registration fees and local accommodation of several Indian Organic farmers who came to the Congress and were able to make presentations of their work.
The presentations announced their unique quality of this world conference which for the first time saw very ordinary farmers from different parts of the country presenting their organic farmer insights before an international audience, a feat never before achieved in previous events of the OWC held in other countries.
We have the permission of the farmers to upload their presentations on a common website which will soon be available to the entire organic farming communities across the world. We are thankful to the donors who made contributions big and small so that the OWC could ensure that the farmers came to the event without having to burden their own financial resources.

Thank you.
Team OFAI
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for contributing to this appeal. With this money, we were able to pay travel costs, registration fees and local accommodation of several Indian Organic farmers who came to the Congress and were able to make presentations of their work.
The presentations announced their unique quality of this world conference which for the first time saw very ordinary farmers from different parts of the country presenting their organic farmer insights before an international audience, a feat never before achieved in previous events of the OWC held in other countries.
We have the permission of the farmers to upload their presentations on a common website which will soon be available to the entire organic farming communities across the world. We are thankful to the donors who made contributions big and small so that the OWC could ensure that the farmers came to the event without having to burden their own financial resources.

Thank you.
Team OFAI
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Rs.180,350 raised

Goal: Rs.2,500,000

Beneficiary: Organic Farming... info_outline
Only INR donations accepted

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Pulin donated Rs.5,000
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Amit donated Rs.10,000
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Parul donated Rs.1,000

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Anushka donated Rs.2,500
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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500