Agriculture and Ecosystem Management Group (AGES)

An independent non-profit organization that integrates environmental sustainability with social development through multidisciplinary collaboration and innovation.

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Agriculture and Ecosystem Management Group (AGES)

Agriculture and Ecosystem Management Group (AGES), established in 1992, is an independent non-profit organization that provides pragmatic solutions to the challenge of integrating environmental sustainability with social/economic development at local and regional levels through multidisciplinary collaboration. The AGES network of scientific, engineering, social and development experts facilitates research, technology implementation and logistics support at grassroots level in line with the goals of national and international bodies committed to evolve a sustainable world.


Crowdforesting is an endeavor to encourage every human to gain awareness of the Miyawaki Model of Afforestation and cultivate a forest in their own backyard. It is a CSR initiative of Invis; a company focused on providing digital solutions customized to the 21st-century media landscape. Invis supports its sister concern Culture Shoppe, in setting up Miyawaki forests and protecting endangered plant species. The team at Invis has been spearheading campaigns for the conservation of Nature since its inception. It has now transitioned to active solutions like propagation and implementation of the Miyawaki Model. Crowdforesting is a portmanteau word clubbing 'Crowd Funding' and 'Afforestation’.











Focus area

AGES is committed to creation and sharing of knowledge through scientific practices, collaborations, actions and interactions among individuals, organizations and the environment at large. The ability and experience of AGES in creating and utilizing knowledge for developing 'need based solutions' is the core of the organization's sustainable competitive advantage. A panel of resource persons comprising scientists, technologists, domain experts, and consultants form the basic intellectual infrastructure of AGES.


Linkages and collaborators

AGES has established linkages and initiated collaborative ventures with institutions at various levels including:

  • Support Organization to World Bank in Jalanidhi project
  • Geo Foundations and Structures, Chennai
  • National Hydrology Project (World Bank aided)
  • Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)
  • AFC India Ltd., Mumbai (as business associate)
  • Vision Lab, Hyderabad ( Collaborated in EIA preparation for Oceanarium and Marine Biological Park, Eranakulam )
  • National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST-CSIR), Thiruvananthapuram
  • KELTRON, Thiruvananthapuram ( Collaboration in data digitization)
  • Kerala State Remote Sensing Environment Centre (KSREC), Govt. of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kerala State Remote Sensing Environment Centre (KSREC), Govt. of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Govt. of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kerala State Ground Water Department
  • Kerala State Land Use Board, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Environment Resource Research Centre (ERRC), Thiruvananthapuram
  • River Management Cell , Thiruvananthapuram
  • INVIS Multimedia (Pvt.) Ltd., Thiruvananthapuram
  • Culture Shoppe (Pvt.) Ltd., Thiruvananthapuram

Agriculture and Ecosystem Management Group (AGES)
A-14, Pandit Colony,
Kowdiar P.O.,
Thiruvananthapuram-695 003 Kerala, India
Telephone: +91-471-7965293

17, BCCHS layout,
Raghuvanahalli, Bengaluru
Karnataka 560109.
Mobile: +91-9845055414