Family Farming Knowledge Platform

Farmers' Integrated Development Association FIDA

Type of Organization: Non-governmental organization
Areas of work: Agroecology, Agroforestry, Food and nutrition, Small family farmers
Region: Asia and the Pacific
Country: Pakistan
Farmers’ Integrated Development Association (FIDA) is an emerging South Punjab based people-centered development organization with a vision “Socio-economic empowerment of deprived people to exercise their civil rights and lead a dignified existence”. FIDA directly engages with communities, implements Integrated Sustainable Rural Development and promotes citizen participation in rural governance combined with sustainable development solutions through ‘rights-based participatory development approach. In order to advocate for and promote rights based sustainable development FIDA works both at the policy and practice levels. At the local level, FIDA works with remote rural communities, especially marginalized group such as poor farmers, rural women and children, unemployed youths, farm laborers and other working classes. At the provincial and national levels, FIDA works and interacts with a wide range of stakeholders including civil society groups, organizations, coalitions and networks. How it has evolved, what was learnt by FIDA and what challenges it foresee are the key feature of this case study, which depicts how a small village level initiative has flourished in a decade time and explore the salient features and ingredients of its success. Following are our key skills;  Participatory learning approaches like;  Farmer Field School (FFS)  Women Open School (WOS)  Children Ecological Club (CEC)  Family Farmer Field School (3 FS)  Training of Facilitators (ToF)  Training of Trainers (ToT)  Congresses  Facilitation and Training Skills  Food Security and livelihood  Sustainable Crop Production Maximization  Homestead and Collective Gardening and Marketing