Sustainable Agriculture Development Program, Nepal (SADP-Nepal) is a non-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Established in 2004, SADP is committed to improving the livelihood of resource-poor farmers through research, development, and the promotion of sustainable agricultural systems in the country. To achieve its objective SADP put major emphasis on its partnership and collaboration with farmers, farming communities, academia and other organizations at local, national, regional and international levels committed to working together for community empowerment, adaptive research, and the development of sustainable agriculture. SADP-Nepal has broadened its networking in the national and international level. Networking, lobbying and advocating in the favour of organic agriculture is another major focus of SADP-Nepal.
The organization strongly believes that sustainable agriculture can easily enhance for the betterment of the livelihood of the local targeted group. In order to obtain the main goal, our organization has left no stone unturned to utilize its human resources and the natural resources locally available.
The Organic Village (TOV), Leadership for Environment and Development Nepal (LEAD-Nepal) and Govardhan Sharma Memorial Trust (GSMT) are the partner organizations working together with same objective to develop sustainable agriculture in Nepal. It is member of IFOAM (2007), the umbrella organization of organic agriculture development in the world. Village Volunteers USA is also our partner organization who has been supporting by sending volunteers from the different parts of the world.
The vision of SADP is to improve the livelihood of Nepalese farmers with diverse agro-ecological, socio-economic, and cultural settings by offering a basic understanding of the development and promotion of a sustainable farming practices (Organic Agriculture), which ultimately creates an environmentally friendly society.
The overall goal of the organization is to promote sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture through participatory research and development in organic agriculture. The alternative renewable resources will be utilized with proper care and technique for the long term effect.
- To promote organic agriculture by creating awareness through demonstration, action, research, and development.
- To provide farming communities with the relevant skills and technology for better food production and income generation in a sustainable way.
- To create a forum for researchers, development professionals, farming communities, funding organizations, and academia for research and development in sustainable agriculture.
- To provide training and professional services to the organization and individuals involved in sustainable agriculture development.
- To empower rural communities and improve their level of understanding, access to resources, information, and markets related by establishing organic agriculture resource center.
- To advocate in the favor of organic agriculture and its importance in the national and international level.
Agro (Eco) Tourism
Nepal’s combination of stunning natural environment and strong cultural heritage, make it a truly remarkable country for the development of tourism. Our concern is to link between tourism and the organic agriculture system through which the message gets widespread to popularise organic agriculture. When a group of tourist visits the place, we need to manage for lodging and fooding for them and as per fooding we have to provide them with organic food. So, the farmers will have to produce a good organic crop which will help them to generate income and it will support to uplift the organic farming in such rural areas. The local organic food and other handicrafts prepared by the local people will get value which of course will be an income generating source. It has primarily positive impact to the local people while disseminating the true message with increasing the value of organic products in the greater phenomena. Keeping these realities in mind SADP-Nepal has set up the pre-requisites of agro (Eco) tourism, as it is also a part of our entire program.
Beside this the organization is also committed to preserve and protect the culture of different ethnic group in its project area which is almost on its last legs. It will also help to transmit the cultural values and customs of different ethnic groups that will promote the tourism.