“Creating dynamic, vibrant and sustainable rural communities who work in the spirit of cooperation, equity, equality and collective ownership.”
NAF strongly believes that rural prosperity can be achieved through effective participation of rural people and rural communities in the management of their own social, economic and environmental needs.
At present the rural people lacks in terms of entrepreneurial abilities management skills and organizing themselves at community level. This in turn leads to lack of access to resources, technologies and services, thus increasing the vulnerability of rural communities ,and, ultimately resulting in poor economic growth and unsustainable development for both the farming community as well as the rural community at large. Along with this the Gender-specific concerns and issues like gender inequality etc. are also hindering the comprehensive development of rural India.
To address these inter-linked challenges in an effective manner, organising the rural people into grass-root level community based institutions is a must. Towards achieving this end , NAF is promoting and nurturing various community-based institutions like Farmers Clubs, Self Help Groups , Joint Liability Groups, Farmers Producer Organizations, Farmer producer companies , Water user groups , Watershed committees etc. for collective –decision making and action.