Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development
CBED is a non-profit organization, actively working in the hilly districts of Uttarakhand since past 20 years. Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development (CBED) is a Dehradun, Uttarakhand based non-profit organization, 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 exist to
Improve the well-being of people and reduce poverty through promotion of community-based organizations, self-reliant cooperatives, farmer-owned and managed marketing and other livelihood support activities.
How do we do it?
For the last 20 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 20 years:
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.
Training and Extension
CBED provides training on various aspects of agriculture and allied sectors to students and young entrepreneurs.