BAIF has been operating various development programmes from donations and contributions received from various donors in the past as well as present. These donors include Government of India, State Governments, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, international and national foundations, Corporate Houses and individuals.

1986 – Signing of MoU between IDRC and BAIF in presence of Chairperson, Dr. Janet Wardlow and President, IDRC, Mr. Ivan Head, which helped to establish a strong collaboration between CIDA, IDRC and BAIF.

2013 – BAIF signed an MoU with ICAR to conduct collaborative field research to enhance the productivity of natural resources, training and outreach programmes, in continuation of the ongoing association.

2018 – MoU signed between BAIF and INRA for Research Cooperation at the First Indo-French Knowledge Summit on March 10-11, 2018 in New Delhi.


Government Agencies: State Governments of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand. Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Department of Biotechonology, Department of Science and Technology, National Dairy Development Board, Maharashtra Livestock Development Board, Central Silk Board.

International Agencies: International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), European Union, Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA, GIZ, GmbH, India Canada Environment Facility (ICEF), German Agro Action (GAA), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Oxford Forestry Institute, Swiss Development Cooperation, Ford Foundation, World Food Programme, Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, FAO, International Fund for Agricultural Development, JatroSelect GmbH, UNDP, IFPRI, Cornell University, IOWA State University of Science & Technology.

Scientific and Academic Organisations: Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Institut National Research Agronomique (INRA), France, International Crops Research Institute for Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT), UK Department For International Development, International Agricultural Centre, Wageningen, the Netherlands, IGFRI Jhansi, University of Reading, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, CIRAD – Agriculture Research and Development.

Philanthropic Organisations: Tata Trusts, Hindustan Unilever Foundation, Supraja Foundation, The Infosys Foundation, Deepak Mehta Foundation, Deshpande Foundation, Syngenta Foundation, Nayara Energy (formerly Essar) Foundation, General Insurance Corporation of India, General Mills Foundation, State Bank of India Foundation, Gujarat Foundation for Mental Health, The Hans Foundation, Cairns Foundation, United Way Bengaluru, Vattikuti India Relief Foundation, Charitable Aids Foundation of India, Borlaug Institute of South Asia, Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation, Persistent Foundation, Vasundhara Sanshodhan Vikas Mandal, Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producer Union Ltd., Valsad District Co-operative Milk Producer Union Ltd.

Corporates: Partnership with CSR Organisations

Sustainable livelihood from cattle development

High yielding animals from doorstep service

Watershed development

Natural Resource Management

Fodder Improvement

Sustainable livelihood