National Consultation with Farmers

24 January 2020, Jaipur

A National Consultation with farmers was organized as a part of “Leave No One Behind” Consultations towards the preparation of India’s Voluntary National Report 2020 (VNR 2020), to be presented in the UN’s High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2020. The Consultation witnessed participation of more than 200 farmers and all major national farmers’ organizations. It looked at farmers as social groups and delved deep into challenges and vulnerabilities of often-left-behind farmers, ie., rainfed farmers, women farmers, tenant farmers, landless farmers, livestock farmers / pastoralists and adivasi farmers and came up with actionable recommendations and suggestions.


The participants appreciated the efforts of the NITI Aayog and UNRC to have a consultation with farmers in preparing the VNR of India. The Consultation emphasized that the SDGs cannot be achieved in the world unless they are achieved in India and for India to achieve the SDGs, small and marginal farmers, women farmers and agricultural workers are critical.

sustainable development

PAIRVI promotes rights based approach to development and believes that current economic models have failed to address poverty, inequality, marginalization and are based on overexploitation of natural resources. It engages with Sustainable Development Goals and other policies aimed at sustainable development. It promotes decentralized policy making and demands accountable governance. It seeks to enhance peoples understanding on sustainable development so that they can be partners in development and analyze policies, programmes and actions. It also engages with UN agencies working on sustainable development and environment including United Nations General Assembly, High Level Political Forum on SDGs, United Nations Environment, and UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. PAIRVI is an active member of the Asia Pacific Regional CSOs Engagement Mechanism on Agenda 2030.