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Past projects completed by Directors

  • Project proposal for Agriculture ministry, regarding complying MINAS regulation for Dairy farms in sandy soils at Overissel District of The Netherlands. Feb-March 2002
  • Project proposal for Kulumsa agriculture research station and Ethio-Italian Arsi Bale rural development project regarding crop livestock integration at Digalu-Tijo District of Ethiopia. April-July 2002.
  • Project on sustainable agriculture at (Project -Alice) in Sarnath and (Project-People for first) in Bihar, under Tufts University environment initiative group since Aug 2002.
  • Project on off season organic vegetable production project under Department of Bio technology , Ministry of Science and Technology , Govt of India funded project at Champawat district of Uttrakhand State April 2005. to March 2007
  • Consultancy for appraisal and consolidation of mprlp inititives on organic farming in mprlp www.mprlp.in Coffey International Development Nov 2009
  • Joint collaboration /research work on Organic Agriculture, Permaculture and Bio-Dynamic Agriculture with IVRI (Indian Veterinary Research Institute) Mukteshwar, Govt. of India.
  • GO/NGO collaboration on Bio- fertilizers trials under Mission Mode Project on bio-fertilizer Department of Biotechnology, Govt.of India along with G.B.P.U.A.& T. Pantnagar, University
  • Workshops on Organic Agriculture curriculum development for Dry and Hilly regions under IFOAM O.A Project 1 1999. Nepal
  • Training of officers and staff of SPICES BOARD(Ministry of Commerce ) Govt of India, regarding organic agriculture inspection and certification Cochin 1999


Trainings and Workshops attended by WWOOF staff

  • First IFOAM-Asia regional Organic Inspectors training workshop, held at OFDC,NANJING China ,March-April 1998 sponsored by. IFOAM OA project 99
  • First International Training Programme on Development of Organic Agriculture at Sunne Sweden July-Aug 1999 sponsored by SIDA, Swedish International Development Agency.
  • Training on ARD procedures at ICRA Holland and field work in Ethiopia sponsorship by DSE Germany . Jan 02-Jul 02
  • Training of interns students under study abroad program of MSU Michigan State University, USA 1999-2000
  • Training Workshops for farmers and Ngos in Organic Agriculture at Pantnagar University under UPDASP and College of Home Science 2001.
  • Workshop for setting up first Indian organic certification agency Ind-O-Cert 2001
  • GO/NGO collaboration on Bio- fertilizers trials under Mission Mode Project on bio-fertilizer Department of Biotechnology, Govt.of India along with G.B.P.U.A.& T. Pantnagar, University
  • Workshops on Organic Agriculture curriculum development for Dry and Hilly regions under IFOAM O.A Project 1 1999. Nepal
  • Training of officers and staff of SPICES BOARD(Ministry of Commerce ) Govt of India, regarding organic agriculture inspection and certification Cochin 1999


Memberships in Professional Organisations

  • Ex Member National Standing Committee for development of Organic Certification and Growing systems, under APEDA, Ministry of commerce, Govt. of India.
  • Ex- Chairman of the Research & Development Working group for Organic Agriculture. Under IFOAM-Asia Board November 1999-2002.
  • Representative of IFOAM members in India, AMOI (Association of IFOAM members in India) to lobby with Govt. offices 1996-1999
  • Member Soil Association (U.K).
  • Member ELIA Network (Netherlands).
  • Ex-Member of National standards Committee for Organic Agriculture under AMOI (Association of members of IFOAM in India)
  • Member state level small industries co ordination committee Govt Of Uttrakhand


Significant Report Prepared By Director

  • Project proposal for SIDA (SWEDEN) 1999 for development of Organic Agriculture in Uttrakhand State.
  • Project Report for Agriculture ministry, regarding “ Complying MINAS regulation for Dairy farms in sandy soils at Overissel District of The Netherlands.” Feb-March 2002
  • Project report for Kulumsa agriculture research station and Ethio-Italian Arsi Bale rural development project regarding “ Crop livestock integration at Digalu-Tijo District of Ethiopia.” April-July 2002.
  • Report “ On sustainable agriculture at (Project -Alice) in Sarnath and (Project-People for first) in Bihar” , under Tufts University environment initiative group since Aug 2002.
  • Project report “ Off season organic vegetable production project under Department of Bio technology , Ministry of Science and Technology , Govt of India funded project at Champawat district of Uttrakhand State” April 2005. to March 2007
  • Project report “ Appraisal and consolidation of mprlp inititives on organic farming in mprlp” www.mprlp.in Coffey International Development Project Manager


Paper And Publication By Director

  • Paper accepted on Organic Agriculture Development in ISDA 96 under Planning Commission, Govt. of India.
  • Paper accepted on “Organic Agriculture in Kumaon hills, Prospects and Future ”,for making drafts of Ninth Five year plan 1996,Ministry of Agriculture, Govt .of India.
  • Paper accepted on Institutionalising Farmers Knowledge in GO/NGO work on Organic Farming” at International Conference on Innovations at Grass-roots. Organised at IIM (Indian Institute of Management). Ahmedabad,1996.
  • Paper accepted in Annual conference of IFOAM 1996 at Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Paper accepted in International Conference on Nutrition held at Tufts. University, USA, March1997.
  • Presented paper at IFOAM-ASIA , Philippines November 1999
  • Paper accepted at IFOAM-ASIA, China October 2001
  • Presented paper in First International conference on wild, IFOAM, 2- 5 May 2006, BOSNIA-HEZGOVANIA
  • Paper accepted in International Conference on Organic Agriculture and Food Security 3 – 5 May 2007 FAO, Italy
  • Paper accepted in IDCA Seventh International Conference-Chicago.US Finding Innovative Strategies to Alleviate Poverty and Mitigate Climate Change in India October 31-November 1, 2009



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Mailing address of wwoof India coordinator : Harish Chander Tewari C/O WWOOF India Organics Pvt Ltd , A 46 judge farms, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttrakhand, India