Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA)

Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture or ASHA-Kisan Swaraj network is a volunteer-driven large informal network of organisations and individuals that initially came together in 2010 to organise a Kisan Swaraj Yatra, a nation-wide mobilisation to draw attention to issues pertaining to our FOOD, FARMERS, FREEDOM. The network’s associates consist of farmers’ organisations, consumer groups, women’s organisations, environmental organisations, individual citizens and experts who are committed to the cause of sustainable and viable farm livelihoods in rural India including by ensuring that productive resources are in the control of farming communities and thereby, safe, nutritious, diverse and adequate food is available for all Indians.

ASHA works with a mission to strengthen sustainable agricultural livelihoods and food diversity/safety/nutrition by re-orienting policies, practices and public consciousness, towards a holistic vision of social, environmental and economic justice as described in the Kisan Swaraj Neeti. It is a network that enables, and draws upon synergies of collective wisdom and action, based on mutual trust and respect.

From the dialogues that emerged during the Kisan Swaraj Yatra and subsequent work, ASHA articulates a 4-pillared Kisan Swaraj Neeti and calls on governments to adopt the same. The four pillars of Kisan Swaraj Neeti are (1) income security for farm households; (2) ecological sustainability of agriculture; (3) people’s control over agricultural resources like land, water and seed; and (4) access to safe, healthy, nutritious and sufficient food for all. The Kisan Swaraj Neeti is conscious of, and sensitive to structural issues of discrimination and marginalisation, and seeks to address those within this policy framework.

Recent posts


DECLARATION OF 5th KISAN SWARAJ SAMMELAN (Mysore, 11-13th November, 2022)

Food Sovereignty, Nutrition Security, Environmental Sustainability & Farmer Empowermentin the age of Climate Change Crisis Over 2000 people attended the 5th Kisan Swaraj Sammelan, representing various types offarmers including women, youth, and Adivasi farmers, seed savers, community organizers,policy makers, field workers, scientists, activists, consumers, students, and so many others. Allthe...
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Kisan Swaraj Sammelan, Mysuru :: Nov. 11th-13th 2022 :: Registration and Payment Links

KISAN SWARAJ SAMMELAN 2022Nov. 11-13 :: Mysuru, KarnatakaFood Sovereignty, Nutrition Security, Environmental Sustainability & Farmer Empowerment in the age of Climate Change Crisis Organised by: Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA-Kisan Swaraj network), in collaboration with Karnataka State Open University, along with Sahaja Samrudha, Janapada Sewa Trust, ICAR-JSS KVK...
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