IDE India (IDEI) is a non-profit organisation working to “reduce poverty, hunger and deprivation.” Operating in India since 1991, IDEI has implemented programs in 16 states, including six states in Eastern India and the Northeast, three in Western India, five in Southern India and two in Central India. IDEI’s objective is to dramatically increase the incomes and agricultural productivity of smallholder farmers. IDEI seeks to achieve its goals through promoting entrepreneurial activities, which entails adapting technology to small-scale irrigation practices, developing and disseminating knowledge and practices to increase agricultural productivity, developing rural marketing strategies and offering business development services.
IDE India is uniquely situated to implement large and complex programmes throughout India. IDEI had operated in 16 of India’s 20 agro-ecological zones, covering 84% of the country. IDEI’s management structure in India includes its Central Coordination Office in Delhi and regional offices in respective state/ region and further in each state there are field offices. All strategic planning and support functions for the respective regions are based in each regional office. Regional offices support all IDEI field offices, work with local partners and provide the link between the field and policy decisions. Field offices consist of staff responsible for implementing developmental projects.