While dedicating NABARD to the nation, on 5th November 1982, the then Prime Minister of India launched "Vikas Volunteer Vahini (VVV)"programme to propagate the five principles of "Development through Credit".
The VVV programme was revisited and renamed as Farmers’ Club Programme (FCP) in 2005. Farmers’ Club is a grass root level informal forum of farmers in the village. Such Clubs are organised by rural branches of banks with support and financial assistance from NABARD for mutual benefit of banks and the farmers. The services of Non Govt. Organisations (NGOs), Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Agriculture Universities (AUs), Line Departments etc., can also be availed for the purpose.
Keeping in view the structural and other challenges of Agriculture sector and also various policy initiatives of Government of India the programme has undergone various changes since inception.