Saha Astitva is a small organic research, training and development farm near Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra in India. We adopt natural farming techniques.
The farm provides vision, inspiration, training, materials and livelihoods to adivasis (tribal community) in the area. Read more about our co-operative.
Research is carried out on biodiverse rich planting methods, mixed cropping, indigenous rice revival & niche market exploration. See our section on research.
Most of all it seeks to look at a community, the interactive eco-systems, social environment and to instill harmonious relations based on nature and inter-dependance as a model for self-depenedancy and sustainability.
It’s original founders Kalyani Karen and Daniel Uppendahl set the farm up with the vision that small scale organic farming could bring about economic regeneration and ecological protection. This was centered in a ecologically fragile, but socially-economically poor & culturally rich area. Read more on who we are.
The farm is currently under the directorship of Aparna Bangia and other local partners. The founders and friends around the world continue to provide support as part of a larger global team.
The farm is available for hire as a beautiful, inspirational space for educational or corporate visits. Guided tours and lunches can be arranged. For more information on events click here.