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About CARD

Established and registered in the year 2000 under the Societies Registration Act 1860, Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development is a premier Non-Government Organization, playing a vibrant role in the national efforts of developing India through agriculture led transformation. CARD is committed to reaching all parts of the rural society especially farming community and participates actively towards improving the quality of life of rural masses by addressing ..

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Agriculture is the principal source of livelihood for more than 58% of India’s population and contributes 15% to the country’s GDP. The Green Revolution in the 1960s put India on the path of food self-sufficiency. The agriculture sector continues to be challenged by several factors such as land fragmentation and land holding patterns that perpetuate....

Farmer’s Training and Capacity Building

It is a well-known fact that the farmers in general have a poor resource base as a result there risk bearing ability is also quite low. The farmers across different size groups are reluctant adopters they adopt new technology only after they are perfectly sure of its success and when they have seen the success through their own eyes. Farmer Exposure Visits provide a platform to the progressive farmers to expand their knowledge and skill by visiting to the places where new technologies and techniques are involved in agriculture and allied sectors. These Exposure visits takes the farmers beyond their district or state and let them an opportunity to learn and understand several techniques and ways of increasing their income by adopting new package and practices of agriculture.

Thrust Areas

Livelihood Programs

CARD facilitates sustainable farm-livelihoods and sustenance post-project. The chief focus is large scale capacity building of small and marginal farmers to facilitate adoption of improved technologies and practices to attain rapid growth in farms enabling them to access mainstream markets to sustain...

Project Facilitation Platform

CARD is engaged in Contract farming which is defined as a system for the production and supply of agriculture/ horticulture produce under forward contract between producers/ suppliers and farmers. CARD facilitates the commitment of the producer/ seller to provide an agriculture commodity of certain type...

Entrepreneurship Development

Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development had started ACABC Training Program in April-2008 at Indira Nagar, Lucknow. The Program has never looked back after its starting. There is no downfall. CARD has made presentations to several organizations in this regard showing the total number of rained candidates...

Farmers Facilitation Programs

CARD creates an alternative, socioeconomic model of agriculture and food distribution that allows the producer and consumer to share the risks of farming. Farmer Facilitation Programs have served as instrument for Agricultural and rural transformation in-terms of contributing meaningfully to Agricultural and...

Farmer Outreach Programs

CARD provides digital financial literacy training and facilitates access to such instruments for rural communities. Creating Awareness and Access through CARD, aims to enable the rural masses to become digitally financial stable, by hosting awareness sessions on government policies and digital finance options...

Research and Advocacy

CARD provides its consulting services in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Fisheries to new and existing agripreneurs to help them in their project area and maximize their revenue by upgrading their knowledge and skills through various researches, consultancy, project implementation...


Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development under its pioneering project “Uttar Pradesh Krishi Vikas Pariyojana” is setting up a chain of agri business centers in the name of Bhagidari Agribusiness Centres, in all the district of UP. The vision is to bring about agricultural transformation by developing block level self-sustaining agribusiness centres which could function as nodal growth bodies. CARD has till date set up 120 such agribusiness centers in the State which reflects its commitment to the State’s agriculture development.

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