The Nepal Agriculture Cooperative Central Federation Ltd., an umbrella organization of Small Farmers' Agricultural Cooperatives Limited (SFACLs) and similar other agricultural cooperatives, was established in 2008 AD with the objectives to provide non-financial services to its member organization. By overcoming a number of difficulties and challenges Small Farmer Development Program(SFDP), the fundamental and successful rural development program of Nepal, has its membership in 75 districts of the country; with 1127 Small Farmers' Agricultural Cooperatives and other agricultural cooperatives of similar nature. These types of cooperative had benefitted more than 5 million rural population of a million member households.
Moreover SFACLs have already mobilized more than Forty Four billion of rupees in various sectors of agricultural value chain through shares, savings and credit facilities. This program has widen the various ways of income generation through providing access to skills, knowledge, capital and technology to its members specially for marginalized tribes such as raute, bankariya, chepang, dom, musahar, chamar and also including 51% of indigenous population among of which comprises of 82% of women members
SFACL are members managed community based organization with three-tiered organizational structure where 5 – 9 members form a group at local/ward level, representative of group form intergroup and representatives of inter groups comes together to create cooperative at Rural/municipal level. With the collaboration of cooperatives all over Nepal, Nepal Agriculture Cooperative Central Federation Limited and Sana Kisan Laghuitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (Small Farmers Development Bank) are established to provide non-financial and financial services to its members respectively.