Food & Water: Networks

Posted on April 30, 2014

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  1. Millet Network of India - MINI is an alliance of over 120 members representing over 50 farmer organizations, scientists, nutritionists, civil society groups, media persons and women.  They represent over 15 rain fed states of India.  The MINI sees millets not just as crops but as a concept and above all its ability to help the millet farmers make their agriculture autonomous. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  2. The Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture Network is working to bring millets back into the local cropping and production system and consumption at least in the areas where they have traditionally been grown. They are into research, and policy level work, and also field interventions. (checked on 6 Mar. 2020)

  3. The vision of the Water Practitioners’ Network (WPN) is for all stakeholders to work towards equitable access to safe water, through generations. For this the WPN hopes to bring together and set up a policy dialogue those who have deeply engaged with threads that tie to water with a view to influence the forces of the people, the state and the market. Secondly, the network of practitioners put together is a huge storehouse of valuable experience of working on the theme of water as common pool resource. (checked on 10 Jun. 2019)

  4. Muskaan Jaivik SHG is a group of farmers under the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS-India) system organic farmers in and around Pangna, Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Currently, the group consists of twelve farmers, one fully organic, the others in the process of converting their farms. It is strongly supported and promoted by the Delhi-based organic farming and marketing organization Jaivik Haat. (checked on 23 Oct. 2017)

  5. (Decentralized Organic Farming Certification System) put up by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation,Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. (checked on 20 Dec. 2019)

  6. South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) is an informal network working on issues related to rivers, communities and large scale water infrastructure like dams: their environmental and social impacts, their performance and issues related to governance of rivers and dams. (checked on 25 Nov. 2015)

  7. India for safe food is a movement for change amongst Indian farmers, consumers and the government to ensure that all Indians have access to safe food. It is being spearheaded by ASHA (Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture), an informal network of hundreds of organizations and individuals across twenty states of India. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  8. Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) is a large, nation-wide informal network of more than 400 organisations drawn from across India. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  9. The Weekend Agriculturist is a platform to help Indian Agriculture by volunteering for free labor and other contribution. They also provide recipes and guidelines for raising your own terrace gardens. (checked on 3 Aug. 2015)

  10. The International Network for Community Supported Agriculture brings together citizens, small farmers, consumers, activists and concerned political actors at global level through an alternative economic approach called Local Solidarity-based Partnerships between Producers and Consumers. (checked on 30 May 2016)



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