Embracing Livelihood
Let's gather together to make a better world with better livelihood.
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Natural Resource Management
Natural resources conservation has always been our top priority with sustainable development.
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Agri-business Development
Training people could be a contribution for generations.
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Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development

Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development (CBED) is a non-profit organization, actively working in the hilly districts of Uttarakhand since past 15 years. CBED is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 on December 28, 2005 by well recognized development practitioners with the aim to promote and strengthen the self-reliant cooperatives and community based organizations in rural Uttarakhand. CBED motivates rural communities for being well versed with various development initiatives, sustainable agriculture and environment friendly livelihood activities. CBED works for development of economic well-being of the deprived rural hill farmers 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 activities. In the process of economic development, sub-sector, farm based and off-farm activities are being promoted considering valley or plain, mid and high hill topography of the region.

we work for

Livelihood security to all through development of bio-resource based interventions and agri-business models.

How do we do it?

For the last 15 years, we have dedicated all our efforts towards improving the local economy of rural India by implementing sustainable, replicable and scalable business models to suit the culture, ecology and economy of different regions in India.

What have we achieved so far?

Our impact over the last 15 years:
999 +
Households covered under various economic development programmes.
999 +
Women benefited  through the integrated economic and health programme.
999 +
Students trained on aspects of agriculture and allied sectors.
99 +
Producer Groups, SHG's and Farmer interest groups formed.
0 +
Co-operatives and federations institutionalized.

Work Sectors


CBED works with the main objective to reduce poverty in hill districts of Uttarakhand by enabling rural households to take up sustainable livelihood opportunities integrated with the wider economy.

Natural Resource Management

CBED is engaged in Natural resource management related activities and has supported the State Biodiversity Board in documentation of local biodiversity in Tehri District.

Agri-business Development

CBED provides training on various aspects of agriculture and allied sectors to students and young entrepreneurs.

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