Participatory Rural Development Foundation

PRDF involves agriculture, farmersí related research and development institutions (government, non-government and autonomous), and private enterprises with similar focus and mission.

Seeds that work...

PRDF specializes in developing and producing superior high-yield seeds, allowing local farmers to achieve a strong harvest as well as propagate their own seeds for the next crop cycle. Seeds are tested, mass produced, and made available to farmers (view complete list of seeds)

From the roots...

Working directly with farmers is what participatory development is about, and it is always a two-way process. Farmers across 7 districts of Uttar Pradesh are actively involved in the testing process with crop varieties by trialing the seeds within their plots and assisting in the analysis.

Areas of specialization:

  • Crop science
  • Germplasm
  • Genetics
  • Plant breeding
  • Economics
  • Plant breeding
  • Crop improvement

Pictures of crops