In alignment with its Vision and Mission, BAIF Development Research Foundation has adopted the Gandhian approach to rural prosperity with emphasis on Climate Change Mitigation and Resilient and Sustainable Community Livelihoods. With its multidisciplinary team of about 6000 employees and associates, BAIF is implementing major Nature-positive programmes such as Livestock Development, Natural Resources Management, Agri-Horti-Forestry (Wadi) and Agrobiodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Livelihoods and Enriched Environment.
BAIF is implementing these programmes with support from various Corporates under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Philanthropic Organisations and Government Departments. BAIF is also collaborating with Corporates for achieving their Carbon Offsetting / Neutrality Goals. BAIF has been closely associated with several State Government Departments as either an Implementation Partner or as a Knowledge Partner for Rural Development Programmes. The focus of collaboration with International Institutes is for conducting state-of-the-art field-based Applied Research and Technology Transfer.
Dr. Bharat Kakade, President & Managing Trustee of BAIF, has been nominated as a BAIF representative on the Technical Committee for “Water Conservation-based Green Credits” constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India since June 23, 2023. The objective of the Technical Committees and Standing Committee constituted on Green Credits, is to enhance and incentivise positive environmental actions through domestic Voluntary Market mechanism.
Programmes and Impact on Livelihoods and Carbon Offsetting
8186 (cum. 372,159) ha; 13,636 (cum. 284,993) families in 115 (cum. 1513) villages in 12 states; Estimated carbon sequestered / offset: 100,000 t. C per year.
National Group Meet: Rabi 2023-24 of All India Coordinated Research Project on Forage Crops and Utilization hosted by BAIF
Release of Report of “Four decades of Forage Research”Dr. T.R. Sharma, Deputy Director General - Crop Sciences, ICAR, New Delhi chaired the inaugural session. While highlighting...
Chief Guest Shrimant Sanjeev Raje Naik Nimbalkar, Chairman, Govind Dairy, Phaltan awarding Best SHG Award to Madhav SHGThe 57 Foundation Day of BAIF was celebrated on August 24,...
Dr. Bharat Kakade, President and Managing Trustee, BAIF signing the MoUAn MoU was signed between National Dairy Development Board and BAIF Development Research Foundation on the...
BAIF Vision 2030
We aim at bringing positive change in the lives of 10 million rural families belonging to economically weaker sections of the society, from present level of 4.0 million families, through resilient and sustainable means of livelihoods, improved quality of life, while contributing to the national and global sustainable development goals and overall ecosystem well-being.
The strategy for achieving the goals will be empowerment and skilling of the local people, building social capital and collaborations with national and international science and technology institutions.
1. Climate Smart and Sustainable Natural Resource Management
Land degradation neutrality, Integrated ecosystem services, Region-specific approaches to manage the resources, Renewable and clean energy, Climate change mitigation, Application of digital technology in field programmes
2. Climate Smart Agriculture for Rural Livelihoods
Improvement in farm returns, Ensure food and nutritional security of the resource poor families, Adoption of agro ecological approaches, Promotion of agro-biodiversity, Promotion of value chains around the crops
3.Genomic Selection-based Climate Resilient Livestock Management
Region-specific genomic selection and breeding, Promotion of indigenous breeds, Promotion of mixed farming systems, Precision and smart dairy farms, Stress -resistant high yielding forage crops, Climate smart practices and pastoral systems, Market linkages
Women leadership and entrepreneurship, Drudgery reduction in agricultural operations through mechanization, Women reproductive health and hygiene and child care
5. Water, Sanitation and Health
Personal and community health and hygiene, Access to clean drinking water, Access to sanitation facilities, Strengthening traditional health practices in remote tribal areas, Preventive community health care
6. Rural Non-Farm Sector Livelihoods
Skilling youth in non-farm vocations, Promoting rural enterprises, Promoting digital application
Functional literacy, especially of women, School infrastructure and facilities in remote areas, Skilling the students in rural vocations and farming