Institute for Integrated Rural Development
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IIRD was established in 1987 and is based in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra in central India. IIRD is the recipient of the Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) Award. The organization has pioneered several initiatives for the inclusion of small and marginal farmers in accessing guaranteed organic markets. The local or Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) and Organic Bazaars are among the key initiatives that have enabled thousands of small and marginal organic farmers in India to sell their organic produce.