RDF strategy is Village Based, People-centered, action-oriented, self-reliant, environmentally sustainable integrated agricultural and rural development programme to alleviate poverty and to improve the quality of life of the rural poor.

The Foundation is a Catalyst / Facilitator National NGO which assists the member NGOs (RDF network) in procuring funding from the Government / donors and other agencies for their projects at village level. The focus of the Foundation is on the target group(s), which comprises of marginal farmers, landless labourers, artisans, craftsman, dropouts, women and youth, who are either under-developed or un-employed and living in the villages below the poverty line and constitute the vast majority of the rural population.