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The BAIF Logo is a symbolic representation of the Mission of BAIF in Rural Development. It is a visual portrayal of the four important natural resources - land, livestock, water and vegetation. Anna Bahu Kurveet Tadh Vratam as inscribed in the epitaph signifies BAIF's commitment to the conservation of these precious natural resources and to promote abundant agricultural production from land. The crossbred cow located strategically in the centre depicts the efficient conversion of coarse fibre from straws of sorghum, millet, bajra and wheat into milk which is a major source of protein in the diet of the poor rural people, without suppressing the production of food grains.

The two milk bottles embedded in the soil signify milk being a product of earth. The microscope highlights the role of research in rural development. The wheel symbolizes the blend of science, technology and industrial approach towards agriculture practiced by small farmers. The petals of the lotus form a bell and are synonymous with rural prosperity. The original name Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF) also reflects the need for treating agriculture and rural development as an industry requiring sound back up of management and motivation to turn the farmers into entrepreneurs to manage their resources, while generating gainful self-employment in their own environs. BAIF was renamed as BAIF Development Research Foundation to emphasis the need to blend development programmes with research and appropriate technologies, as development without research becomes outdated and research without development becomes academic.