AFARM was born out of an acute need for an Apex Institution to co-ordinate efforts of Non Government Organizations NGOs in their tasks of providing Drinking water and agricultural extension services to villages in drought affected Maharashtra. It was one of the first organizations to operate as an Apex institution, in the country. Vision Provide a forum for interaction amongst voluntary organisations VOs and other funding and developmental organizations, including the Government for sustainable development of the society. Mission Build the capacity of VOs and their staff volunteers to enhance the effectiveness of Voluntary Sector. Goals Promotion of Voluntary efforts in the field of Natural Resource Development, Human Resource Development and Socio-Economic Development of down-trodden and Community Development.