NEFORD (Nand Educational Foundation for Rural Development)

A Vechile for Empowerment of Rural Masses and Sustainable Agricultural Development

(Registered under Indian Societies Act, 1860)


Projects Currently in Operation

  • 1. Donor supported projects:

    The activities include participatory technology testing and promotion, skill development and training, marketing, building partnership for better synergy and empowering rural people with knowledge.

    • Poverty Alleviation through Extension Innovation Systems – Financed by DFID, U.K.
    • Enhancement of Farm Income of Farmers of Eastern Uttar Pradesh from Value Added Scented Rice (Kalanamak) Cultivation – Financed by TIFAC, DST,Government of India.
    • Stress Tolerant Rice Varieties for Africa and South Asia – Financed by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / International Rice Research Institute, Philippines.
    • National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture – Financed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Govt. of India.
    • Dust-free Village Program in collaboration with World Agro-Forestry Centre (Kenya), South Asia office, New Delhi.
    • Cattle Improvement through Artificial Insemination in collaboration with NDUAT, Faizabad.
    • Revival, improvement & promotion of cultivation and marketing of scented rice variety Kalanamak - NFSM, State Govt. of U.P.

    • Baseline survey of climate change perception - IRRI, PhilippinesAdaptation Strategies to climate change and improving household food security in the vulnerable areas of eastern U.P. - NICRA (ICAR), Hyderabad

    • Technology diffusion among farmers : Neighbour surveys of stress-tolerant rice seed users under STRASA project in Uttar Pradesh - IRRI, Phillipines

    • Validating and delivery of new technology for increasing productivity of rice land - IRRI, Phillipines

    • Development and validation of effective farm-centred area-specific strategies for rapid seed multiplication and dissemination of crop varieties and technologies - IRRI, Phillipines

    • Cluster demonstrations of rice varieties - NFSM, State Govt. of U.P.

    • Broadening of genetic base of crops to empower farmers’ climate change adaptation through crowd sourcing - Bioversity International

  • 2. NEFORD’s In-house program:

    • Ensuring availability and dissemination of seeds of tolerant varieties for improving and stabilizing productivity in stress-prone areas of eastern UP. - DST

    • STARSA Project - - IRRI, Phillipines

    • Establishment of seed production and processing unit for farmers benefit - NEFORD

    • Pregnancey Management and child health in collaboration with Lion’s Club, Mau.
    • Nand Shikshashrams – an out-of-school program.
    • Sansritik Pravah Manch for promotion of Indian Culture and Literature.