National Agro Foundation (NAF) was set up as a Public Charitable Trust in 2000 by Mr. C Subramaniam, Architect of India's Green Revolution and Bharat Ratna Awardee to revive rural India through rural innovations. After his demise Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam was the chairman and he held this post till he became the President of India.Inspired by the opportunity to deliver innovative and replicable solutions to the complex and interlinked socio- economic- environmental challenges of today’s rural India we have articulated an agile strategy with prime focus on advancing and strengthening the interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development – “Education” , “Economy” , “Environment” & “Empowerment”.
To create a “Healthy, Literate and Prosperous Rural India”
“Creating replicable models of prosperous rural clusters through ecologically safe, environmentally sustainable farm and non farm sector activities, natural resource management, rural enterprises and human resource development by networking various stakeholders through mutually beneficial partnerships.”
With a vision to enable a prosperous rural India, since our inception, we are consistently working on various interlinked issues that we believe are the biggest barriers to rural prosperity and well – being. To have a snapshot of the progress we have made towards breaking these barriers through our broad-spectrum interventions please click here
National Agro Foundation and BNY Mellon Technology Pvt. Ltd. jointly won the prestigious MCCI CSR Runners up Award for the Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Project carried out after Chennai floods in 2015. NAF Trustee Brigadier (Retd.) R I Raghunathan and Shri Srinivas Rangarajan, Managing Director, BNY Mellon received the award during public session of the Annual General Committee meeting of MCCI held on 2nd August 2018 at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai.
109th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Shri C Subramaniam, Founder of National Agro Foundation was celebrated in all the officers of National Agro Foundation on 30th Jan 2019. The floral tribute is given to Shri C Subramaniam’s portrait by all the participants. Our founder’s vision and noble thoughts were remembered by the participants during the event.
Hon’ble Governor of Tamilnadu Thiru Banwarilal Purohit, launched KANCHI – Kisan AdvaNcement through CasHless Innovation, a digital farmer financial inclusion platform for the benefit of farmers, rural women and their organizations at Raj Bhavan on 14.3.2018. During the occasion, he also distributed the digital share certificates to the members of Farmer Producer Organizations promoted by NAF in Tamilnadu.
We are delighted to share that National Agro Foundation has been awarded First Prize by NABARD for the Best Project Facilitating Agency in Watershed Development Program in Tamilnadu for Nugumbal Watershed. The award was received by NAF team headed by Dr M R Ramasubramaniyan, Executive Director from Thiru O Pannerselvam, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Tamilnadu on 27th March 2018 during the State Credit Seminar organized by NABARD.