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.
- 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.
NADeP subscribes to the approach of sustainable agriculture as consisting of three aspects:
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.
Environmental aspect: Project should minimize the use of non-renewable resources, replenish tapped resources, protect and enhance the environment and natural resources.
Societal aspect: Agriculture should contribute to thriving and viable local communities, to economic and social development, including the provision of healthy food.
- 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.