Centre for Sustainable Agriculture – CSA
Centre for Sustainable Agriculture is a professional resource organization engaged in establishing models of sustainable agriculture working in partnership with NGOs and Community Based Organizations by scaling up the successes and engaging with the establishment for a policy change. With direct reach of 50,000 farmers, CSA is registered as Trust in 2004 in Hyderabad, India. Evolving from the sustainable agriculture desk of Centre for World Solidarity from 1998, CSA believes in promoting sustainable agricultural technologies that are based on farmers’ knowledge and skills, their innovation based on local conditions and their use of nature’s products and processes to gain better control over the pre-production and production processes involved in agriculture. CSA works with farmers to conserve their resources and their rights and is engaged in establishing and working with Community Based Institutions to address their agriculture-based livelihoods. It is also engaged in policy advocacy work mainly on the impacts of chemical and GM technologies, their regulatory systems, public support systems to small and marginal farmers and revitalizing rainfed agriculture, and actively pursues agriculture and climate change debate with the government and people.