RDF Advocacy Policy (2020-2025)

Advocacy Policy

The ultimate aim of RDF’s advocacy policy is to materialize RDF’s vision which is “to create an opportunity for the rural poor, to realize their true potential, to live with choice and dignity” meaning rural people’s empowerment with a greater focus on poor and the marginalized especially, small farmers, landless laborers, share croppers, tenants, women, out of school children, mother & child health and youth.

Advocacy Policy & Outreach Campaigns

RDF’s advocacy policy and outreach campaign(s) will be evidence-based and action-oriented aiming at sustainable agricultural and rural development to help alleviate rural poverty and mainstream disadvantaged segments of society guided by the following thematic areas of work:

Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP)

Vocational Training

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Food and Nutrition Security (livelihoods / agriculture)

Climate Change


Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response Planning

Target Group

RDF’s vision is to ensure inclusive development by empowering the rural poor in such a manner whereby this target group becomes an asset- “solution provider”. The target group includes: small and marginalized farmers, landless laborers, tenants, share croppers, craftsmen, and artisans, women, out of school children, youth and elderly.
RDF programming is gender sensitive and all efforts will be made to ensure inclusive development.

Activities/ Outputs

Vocational trainings
• Awareness raising sessions
• Dialogue and discussions
• Capacity building sessions
• Community campaigning
• Community mobilization
• Networking / engagement with key stakeholders Building electronic and print media linkages and arranging talk shows
• To act as a think tank to organize seminars, workshops, forums, to discuss and document the deliberations on different rural development issues
• Use advocacy and outreach programming for rural financing
• Use of Technology
• Rural Incubation Centre

Partners in Development

• Community
• Government
▪ National
▪ Sub-national (Provincial and local governments)
• Policy Planners
• Local Organizations
• International Donor Organizations
• Corporate Sector
• Academia