Network of Agri Clinic and Agribusiness Centre

Project Facilitation Platform

Agriculture sector in India is characterized by low technology adoption, inefficient resource management and low yields. The production system lacks knowledge management, market linkages and value chain development. Realizing the gaps in production system and towards addressing the challenge of efficient use of farm resources towards high return from the farms through technology led, market oriented and diversified farming, CARD started executing agricultural projects on the ground, funded by corporates, institutions and various State Governments.

Contract Farming Services

Contract Farming Services

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 at a time and in the quantity required by a known and committed buyer. Farmers are required to plant the contractors crop on his land and to harvest and deliver to the contractor a quantum of produce based upon anticipated yield and contracted acreage. This could be at pre-agreed

Organic Farming

Organic Farming

Organic Farming is a unique production management system which promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity, and this is accomplished by using on-farm agronomic, biological and mechanical methods in exclusion of all synthetic off-farm inputs. CARD organizes, empowers and educates the rural communities for self-reliance, poverty reduction and economic growth. We promote farmer groups, associations and farmer inspired and farmer owned producer companies for quality production organically, value addition, storage and marketing thereon. CARD is playing an important role in advising, training and offering consultancy on organic farming to both intending organic farmers as well as existing organic farms. We provide our advisory services to a wide range of clients including corporate farms, individual farmers, farmer groups, cooperatives and NGOs.

Precision Agricultures

Precision Agriculture

High Technology Farming is a broad concept which refers to a wide range of new tools (Robotics, ICT, Big Data, GEO, Earth Observation, etc.). The synergic use of these technologies allows the shifting to the new paradigm of Sustainable Precision Agriculture. CARD intends to set up 1 acres model precision agriculture farm with help of GEO-ICT solution providers which shall serve as centre for excellence for entire farming community in the country. CARD has joined hands with various ICT companies in country for latest technology dissemination in rural areas. Also CARD has developed partnership with GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition) to capitalize partnership in seeking International mileage in ICT for Agriculture domain. A dedicated partnership on High Tech Farming has been promoted by CARD to facilitate interregional and cross-border cooperation and projects, thus accelerating the uptake of SPF in Indian agricultural systems.

Farmer Advisory for Hi-tech Agriculture

Farmer Advisory for Hi-tech Agriculture

CARD intends to establish a Farmer Advisory for Hi-Tech Agriculture as a virtual platform in form of mobile application, which will facilitate all the Hi-Tech farmers in the country to interact with the experts and scientists. This application will provide an opportunity for the farmers engaged in Hi-Tech farming/controlled cultivation or Precision Agriculture, can interact with the scientists and seek the expert advice instantly. This platform will provide various stakeholders to share their knowledge and seek expert guidance on Hi-tech farming. The registered farmers and entrepreneurs can post their questions through application and seek expert advice. The primary objectives of this project is to conceptualize a virtual knowledge sharing platform to share the knowledge and advisories between all farmers and entrepreneurs who are engaged in hi-tech farming or Poly house cultivation or precision farming and the scientists.

Climate Smart Agriculture s

Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate-smart agriculture is a way to achieve short-and-long-term agricultural development priorities in the face of climate change and serves as a bridge to other development priorities. CARD under its Climate-smart agriculture project creates readiness to deal with extreme weather conditions and weather uncertainties, which are becoming the new normal. Management of water resources cannot be left to governments. Every citizen and every farmer has a responsibility. Every climate-smart farmer would incorporate practices like farm ponds, bundings, trenching, mulching and other practices for conservation of soil moisture, use appropriate seeds and on-farm inputs (to avoid debt situations) and to have better access and control over required water resources. It seeks to support country in securing the necessary policy, technical and financial conditions to enable to:

  • Sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes in order to meet national food security and development goals.
  • Build resilience and the capacity of agricultural and food systems to adapt to climate change.
  • Seek opportunities to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases and increase carbon sequestration.
Global GAP Program

Global GAP Program

CARD has successfully executed projects on Good Agricultural Practices with collaboration of various corporates and State Governments in U.P., Rajasthan, MH, HR and NER in which small farmers grouped into Farmer Interest Group (FIG). Each FIG member is given training on agronomical practices, nutrient management, disease & pest management, and institutional development, provided with quality inputs and linked to the market