About Us

Manas Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MAARDI) is a training institute established for disseminating knowledge and skills in ancient Indian farming integrated with appropriate technology and modern bio-farming techniques. The institute is situated near Mumbai, the financial capital of India, on an irrigated farm admeasuring 200 acres of land on the banks of river Bhatsa. MAARDI is a premier institute offering training in organic farming in India.

MAARDI runs various training programmes and workshops throughout the year. These include, long-term programmes in Agriculture Leadership and Farm Management, one-day and short-term workshops on various aspects of organic farming.

With qualified experts in agriculture, horticulture, floriculture and dairy development, MAARDI offers its pioneer course in Agriculture Leadership Programme in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, Drishtee Foundation and Ekgaon Technologies Pvt. Ltd. from New Delhi.

In addition to its training activities, MAARDI also offers abundant research space for bio-farming, preservation of bio-diversity and techniques in Eco-friendly and profitable farming. MAARDI provides support to researchers and students who wish to conduct research in sustainable organic farming.