About Us

Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development (CBED) was registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 on December 28, 2005 with the main objective to improve the economic well-being of the poor and to strengthen civil society through promotion of community-based organizations with a special focus to promote self-reliant cooperatives, farmer-owned and managed marketing and other livelihood support activities. The organization has unique strength in establishing, promoting and strengthening of producer and farmer cooperatives under the Self Reliant Cooperative Act. CBED has competence in Cooperative management, training of co-operative members and collective business development as well as in agribusiness development using improved farming practices, product promotion, collective marketing activities. Organization has formed more than 50 cooperative in the four districts of Uttarakhand, Tehri, Rudraprayag, Champawat and Pithoragarh.

Our mission

To ensure livelihood security to all poor household especially focus on community based ecological friendly rural enterprise development Ensuing social and economic security of the community through developing livelihood and promoting enterprise keeping in mind gender inclusive and environmental sensitive approaches.

Our Objectives

Create sustainable and replicable community based eco-friendly models for livelihood and enterprise development. Provide livelihood opportunity through village level Bio-resource management Promote and strengthen the self-reliant cooperative in the community Motivate youth for self employment specially focus on rural enterprise establishment.