The ANARDE Foundation (funded by Aegis Chemical Corporation, Bombay) is an example of effective connections between farmers and financial institutions to the benefit of the farmer. The foundation has sponsored 350 villages in five centres of Gujarat State, India. They attempt only work which is part of current government programmes and in which they are confident of financial input. This ensures that village programmes which are initiated can be successfully implemented without raising false hopes. The foundation staff are thoroughly conversant with government programmes attend all government meetings and are prepared to guide villagers and help them to obtain financial input. ANARDE mobilizes and co-ordinates various resources such as government, banks, voluntary agencies and its own by providing managerial and technical assistance based on modern business norms.
In the Philippines, the Small Farmers Development Project worked with the government to acquire land ownership. The project promoted local participation through both public community meetings and working with designated leadership. Participants acquired skills in leadership, defining objectives and encouraging broader community participation.
In 1953 following the land reforms in China (Taipei), farmer's associations were formed at different levels, owned, operated and governed by bonafide farmers. Such associations have been cited as useful because they are effective partners with the government in planning and programme implementation in agricultural and rural development.