Sustainability

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMITMENT

The objective of this programme is to increase the incomes of farm owners and especially landless youths by 20-30% through a combination of better prices for farmers, increased farm productivity and value addition to processed farm products.

OUR OBJECTIVES

    • Strive for economic development that positively impacts the society at large with minimal resource footprint.

 

  • Embrace responsibility for the program’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on poverty, malnutrition, environment, communities, stakeholders and the society.

OUR COMMITMENT

NADeP subscribes to the approach of sustainable agriculture as consisting of three aspects:

Profitability

Economic aspect: Project must provide sufficient financial reward to rural farmers, enable them to make a decent living, encourage production and conservation of the environment.

Protected Environment

Environmental aspect: Project should minimize the use of non-renewable resources, replenish tapped resources, protect and enhance the environment and natural resources.

Prosperous communities

Societal aspect: Agriculture should contribute to thriving and viable local communities, to economic and social development, including the provision of healthy food.

OUR PRINCIPLES

    • Existing rights to land and associated natural resources are recognized and respected.
    • Investments do not jeopardize food security but rather strengthen it.
    • Processes for accessing land and other resources and then making associated partnerships are transparent, monitored, and ensure accountability by all stakeholders, within a proper business, legal, and regulatory environment.
    • All those materially affected are consulted, and agreements from consultations are recorded and enforced.
    • All stakeholders ensure that projects respect the rule of law, reflect industry best practice, are viable economically, and result in durable shared value.
    • Projects to generate desirable social and distributional impacts and do not increase vulnerability.
  • Environmental impacts due to a project are quantified and measures taken to encourage sustainable resource use while minimizing the magnitude of negative impacts and mitigating them.
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