CARD, with support from SFAC, intends to facilitate the formation of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) in U.P., Assam and HR states of India. The FPO is seen as an institution that will ultimately increase returns for farmers by ensuring that they organize themselves. The mandate is to create self-sustaining livelihood options in emerging green sectors. To facilitate this, CARD has been supporting and initiating efforts aimed at the development of rural farm and nonfarm enterprises. The program aims to reach 20000 farmers in a span of three years across 3 states of India. The program will promote producer companies/cooperatives of farmers producing Food grains, fruits or Vegetables, Dairy etc. CARD provides handholding support to FPOs in building their capacity and upgrading their skills. In addition, the farmers also receive guidance in managing the FPOs smoothly. Apart from this, technical training and assistance are also provided. The farmers are also linked with the input suppliers as well as the market.