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 technical, economic policy issues related to the development of agriculture and rural society.
CARD is engaged in a variety of activities in agriculture, horticulture and rural development with an all India presence. The Society focuses on information dissemination, training, capacity building and technology exposure by organizing business seminars, technical conferences, farmers’ workshops, agro trade fairs, conducting surveys & studies and adopting villages for their sustainable development. CARD monitors trends in agriculture and agribusinesses and advises Central and State Governments, NGOs and various bodies on appropriate policies and actions for the development of agriculture and rural economy.
CARD has strong links with the farming, business communities as well as policy makers built up through many years of consistent effort to voice agriculture issues and facilitating partnership between Government and the industry by initiating public private partnership in agriculture. The pioneering roles played by CARD in popularizing the concept of PPP, Government initiative on mass media support to agriculture, lowering of interest rates by organizing Parliamentarians conferences and working towards greater investments in agriculture sector, There has also been a long association of CARD with farmers throughout the country and with agencies and organizations involved with rural development.
CARD has organized hundreds of rural expos, farmers’ seminars and workshops and participated in field projects. Through a series of activities to empower farmers on latest technology, quality products and services by organizing several capacity building sessions, workshops, rural exhibitions and interaction programs.
CARD has impacted over three lacs framers by a series of successfully carried out awareness campaigns at District and block levels. Till now CARD has covered 74 districts in various states like U.P., M.P., H.P, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra Andhra Pradesh and North east region.