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Action for Agricultural Renewal In Maharashtra
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Meet immediate relief needs of flood affected people in Sangli and Kolhapur districts of Western Maharashtra.Due to Western Maharashtra 

Floods, the amount of loss suffered by people, especially by poor households is enormous and alone government or NGOs cannot meet all relief and rehabilitation needs of victims. People have lost not only shelter on their head (houses) but also household items including food grains, bedding, cooking stoves and utensils, consumables, whatever other things they had stored for family consumption besides their productive livelihood assets such as farms/standing monsoon crops and other means of livelihoods.  Many of them lost cattle, shops, stalls, hand carts, business establishments too. It will take years for families to recover from the loss and reclaim their livelihood means. Although government agencies and some voluntary organizations and other social groups have initiated relief work immediately after flood waters started receding (from 11th August) it is still a herculean task to meet the basic needs to survive and then plan short term and then long term rehabilitation. As such except government there are very few NGOS who have disaster management experience who can really contribute in rebuilding the entire area. AFARM is one of such few organizations who have experience of planning and executing relief and rehabilitation works in earthquakes, floods, droughts and other disasters.
On this background AFARM is planning to use its experience in meeting the immediate needs of the people and help them prepare for short and long term rehabilitation.

Objective of Campaign : -
  • Meet immediate food, temporary shelter, clothes and hygiene needs of flood affected households in western Maharashtra.
How will the Crowd funding will be used?
  • The funds will be used to meet immediate food, temporary shelter, clothes and hygiene needs of flood affected households in western Maharashtra from gender perspectives. The beneficiaries will be 6000 households mostly belonging to lower social strata, small and marginal farmers, landless and women headed households. Out of total beneficiaries, 4500  will be from Palus &  Walva block of Sangli district and 1500 households from Shirol block in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra State. 
  • Kit of Relief Material comprising of following material will be distributed to beneficiaries.
Sl.No Details of Relief Material
iDry ration for a family of 5 for a period of 15 days. Ration kit comprising 22.50 Kg of wheat or Rice + 11.250 kg dal+ edible oil two packets +salt + Masala + 15 kg onions and potatoes each  
iiTarpaulin sheets of 18 ft x 30 ft  + one Ground sheet of 12 ft x 18
iiiToilet soaps, hand wash, hair oil bottle of 100 gms per family
IvUnder garments for men and women of different size 3 pairs each + 3 towels per family
VSanitary pads for women and girls
viThree (3) blankets per family
viOral Rehydration tablets (O.R.S ( 21.8MG) 6 PACKET per family
viiMosquito Nets:
viiiTwo plastic buckets and two mugs for water storage, bath,

Cost of Relief Material per family will be Rs.7563.00 

Resources for Campaign will be…
1) Institutional Funding Organisations/ CSRs
2) AFARM’s Own Fund
3) Crowd Funding

Campaign Time frame:
  • Project will be implemented over a period of two months. While first fifteen days will be for food (grains) distribution, followed by helping people to access their houses and helping them get government short and long term support for the rest of the period.
Your contribution will be very crucial in sustaining the livelihoods of these Flood Victims. 

Brief about implementing partner 
AFARM has been operational in the state of Maharashtra since its inception in 1969 mainly engaged in promoting and strengthening natural resource based livelihoods amongst small and marginal land holders, landless and women focusing on their economic empowerment through various interventions. It has worked actively in planning and executing drought mitigation programs and creating sustainable livelihoods amongst them from available local natural resources.
The Vision statement of AFARM is ‘To act as a platform for civil society organisations to promote sustainable and equitable development and Mission statement is  Build the capacity of Civil Society Organizations through Action Research, Advocacy, Field Level Implementation Support and Consultancy Efforts to expedite effective development of poor at grassroots and at policy level.
Some of expertise and working areas of AFARM are: 
Training and Capacity Building of Govt. & Non Govt. Stakeholders   on  program planning & implementation with special reference to Rural Livelihoods promotion, sustainable agriculture, watershed development, community development
Networking and Advocacy Initiatives: for pro poor policies & promoting rights of poor and marginalized around natural resource management and improving legitimate access and control over natural resources (forests, land, water).
Rural Livelihoods Promotion : To promote Agri-business models and Promotion of producer organizations  to link small and marginal farmers to Input dealers, financial Institutions, resource agencies&   market aggregators  for fair prices for agri products
Natural Resource Management: Development of land water and forest resources to create food security and sustainable use of resources
Disaster Risk Reduction and disaster management: Training, Capacity building and execution of relief and rehabilitation of affected people.
Research & Documentation Services: To government, non-government organizations & Corporate Foundations in the areas of NRM and rural livelihoods.
Brief on similar experience:
AFARM have worked actively in extending relief and rehabilitation support to September 1993 Marathwada (Maharashtra) earthquake and January 2001 Kutch Gujarat earthquake, July 2005 Maharashtra floods and Konkan landslide affected areas. While providing immediate relief and temporary shelters AFARM helped natural disaster affected communities to rebuild their farms and related economies to stand at their own. Also disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction are also areas of interest and have conducted number of such trainings in the disaster hit areas in the past.

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