Rural Livelihood and Enterprise Development

Rural Livelihood and Enterprise Development Program (RLDP) –¬†contributes to the development of sustainable livelihood systems and the promotion of greater equity in rural areas by increasing incomes of rural households, both from farm and off-farm sources. The program’s key strategies focus on facilitating the rural poor’s access to credit, technology and market, strengthening their bargaining power through the formation of cooperative and appropriate self-help associations,¬† developing economically viable and sustainable enterprises where the beneficiaries can effectively exercise management and control and receive equitable benefits.

IRDF supports micro-enterprises and livelihood projects of poor farmers, fishers, and rural women. The RLDP assistance covers the following: Cooperative Development, Credit Support, Product Development Services and Market Link aging, and Training and Technical Consultancy Services.