NACCFL registered at the Department of Cooperatives in the government of Nepal in 2008. However, its objectives, values and efforts in poverty alleviation have been in effect in different forms and levels for over 35 years. The following events briefly describe the evolution of the federation, starting from the Small Farmers Development Program (SFDP) to what it has become today.
NACCFL aims at providing appropriate financial and non-financial services to all the member organizations for their institutional development and for the socio-economic development of the deprived small farmers across the country. In this perspective, the federation has fixed ambitious but realistic objectives, which can be grouped in three categories: capacity building, policy advocacy and cooperative network expansion.
The voice for youth involvement in cooperatives is in height. However, the ground reality is possibly its reversal. For the adaptability of its reality, the top-to-bottom approach i.e. policy to tangible implementation plan is desirable.