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.
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 landholding patterns that perpetuate the marginal and