Indian Farm Forestry Development Co-operative Ltd. (IFFDC) is committed for integrated rural development and ecological up-gradation through afforestation on abandoned wastelands with community participation by promoting village level Primary Farm Forestry Co-operative Societies (PFFCS) and Primary Livelihood Development Cooperative Societies (PLDCS) for livelihood enhancement of the landless, marginal and small farmers, tribal and women in particular.
Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), the promoter organization of IFFDC started its farm forestry activities for wasteland development since 1986-87 in the states of U.P., M.P. and Rajasthan which has been handed over to IFFDC in 1995. More than, 26,900 ha. of wastelands have been converted into sustainable multipurpose green forests through 145 village level PFFCS with a membership base of 28,500. Special emphasis has been laid on women participation who is 30% of the total membership.
In the changing scenario of rural development, IFFDC is diversifying its activities by undertaking need based projects in the areas of Livelihood Enhancement, Poverty Alleviation, Natural Resources Management, Watershed Development, Farming System Development, Community Health, Mainstreaming Child Labour, Micro Finance, Rural Entrepreneurship Development etc. also with participatory approaches befitting with the emerging needs of the community by expanding its operations in the states of Uttrakhand, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat also. It has managed various projects worth more than Rs 1250 millions and is presently operating in more than 1500 villages of 13 states of the country covering all Agro-climatic Zones with collaboration of various International and National level funding agencies. more