‘EVERY BODY CONTINUES TO BE IN A STATE OF REST OR CONSTANT MOTION, UNLESS ACTED UPON BY AN INTERNAL FORCE’

It is no secret that the food landscape is in a crisis with depleting water, climate change, fragmenting land holdings, genetically modified foods and large scale migrations. This crisis is not going away and the answers are not coming from anywhere outside. It is time for us to collaborate in the face of this crisis.

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India Foundation for Humanistic Development(IFHD) came into being as a response to this situation. It creates Catalytic Platforms. Platforms that bring together different resources and stakeholders like FPOs, Technical experts, Funders etc. to enable transformation on the ground.

Vision

To rejuvenate productive landscapes equitably and sustainably.

Our Catalytic Platforms

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Considering the extent of the crisis and the complexity of solutions, we realise that we will have to create multiple catalytic platforms across the following domains in the coming years. Based on our learnings from the ground, we will also campaign for policy changes.

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    Ecological Services

    Natural Resource Management

    Organic/NPM Farming

    Renewable Energy

    Sustainable Technologies

    Climate Resilient Agriculture

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    Economic Services

    Building viable Producer Owned Business Enterprises (Institutional Governance, Value Additions, Market Linkages, Access to Finance, Risk Mitigation and Fair Trade)

    Sustainable Agri-value Chain

    Skill Building

    Rural Livelihoods

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    Social Services

    Food Security

    Nutrition

    Sustainable Diets

    Consumer Education (Safe – sustainable Food,Fair Trade)

    Urban Farming

‘EVERY ACTION HAS AN EQUAL AND SIMILAR REACTION'

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The more you practice a value, the more you inspire others to do the same.

These are our values.

  • We will be people-centered

    We will trust in people’s intention to do good and believe in people’s ability to become anything they want to become.

  • We will be earnest

    We will do the right thing by the cause and by the task at hand, even when no one is looking.

  • We will collaborate

    We will go beyond our own interests and partner with multiple actors in the landscape to multiply impact.

  • We will be adventurous

    We will try new solutions and explore all available alternatives.

  • We will adapt

    We will change with change, reorganise ourselves quickly to make the most of the opportunities.

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OUR CATALYTIC PLATFORMS

ESCAPE VELOCITY {noun}

- The minimum velocity required to ‘break free’ from its limitations and move to a new space.

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Producer Entrepreneurship Catalyst and Incubation Facility (ProCIF) - A catalytic platform for FPOs

ProCIF helps FPOs gain the escape velocity to shift from the orbit of farmer collectives to that of a self-sustaining business enterprise capable of accessing mainstream financial instruments. It conducts rigorous assessment of an FPO’s maturity, identifies critical need gaps, gives access to a platform of funders and technical consultants who can fill these gaps effectively.

ProCIF encourages the focus on sustainable production and consumption, assisting MSME’s to use sustainable technologies in the entire value chain. In addition to ecological dimensions, it works with MSME’s to establish fair trade standards that ensure sustainability for all actors in the supply chain.

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ENERGY CAN BE CREATED, DESTROYED AND TRANSFORMED FROM ONE FORM TO ANOTHER

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Leaders for Nature (A Catalytic Platform for Businesses)

We believe that the force that can be used to make profits can also help make the world more sustainable. It just needs forus to transform our energy in a more constructive and strategic manner.

Leaders for Nature(LfN) India is IUCN India’s business engagement network that stimulates and facilitates companies to take the lead in the transition towards a sustainable green Indian economy, by incorporating natural capital in their core business.

LfN India’s focus is clearly on nature/biodiversity and livelihood, wherein IFHD support focuses on the interface between nature and social capital. IFHD’s role is also to provide technical assistance and field support where necessary in the domains of environmental and social development, provide access to its civil society network, share expertise and facilitate inputs from experts on livelihood and bio-diversity, and undertake pilots on business and bio-diversity.

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    Finance

    If you are a financial organisation (Philanthropic Foundation, CSR Foundation, Bilateral Funder and Bank) looking to invest in making food landscape sustainable, you can invest in our catalytic platform in the prototype stage or in scaling up these platforms.

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    Expert

    If you are an expert in any of the following areas: Organic Farming, Sustainable Forestry, Nutrition Gardens, Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), Seed Cooperatives, Value additions, Financial access, Food Security, Urban Farming and Renewable Energy, you can join our knowledge platforms and create impact on the ground.

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    CBO(Community Based Organisation)

    If you are a CBO, working with producers on the ground and would like to access integrated support in the area of knowledge or finance, do get in touch with us.

Updates

Case study on access to finance published in SWITCH-Asia Mag- Summer 2015

Resources & Downloads

Director Report & IFHD Financials of the previous years.

Careers

Job Title :

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Coordinator

Location :

Bangalore

info@ifhd.in

Job Title :

Programme Assistant

Location :

Bangalore

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India Foundation for Humanistic Development

#6, 2nd Cross

Vasanthnagar

Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560052

+91 - 080-22203336

info@ifhd.in