Ecumenical Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (ECASARD)

At A Glance

Primary Issue Area:

  • Environmental Health
  • Food
  • Land & Water
  • Living Economies
  • Living Economies

Active since:

1991

Tax Status:

Incorporated

Core volunteers:

11

Community Size:

233

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to enable small-scale farmers have full access to appropriate information and capacity building, which serves their production systems and other sources of income, fully supported by favourable policies by major institutions that will enhance their living standard.                                                                                     As a network organisation, ECASARD seeks to reinforce and enhance the effort of its members in Sustainable  Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) activities through gender sensitive networking, capacity building and advocacy in collaboration with other stakeholders.OBJECTIVESAmong other objectives ECASARD aims at:Building the capacity of small scale farmers increase productivity whillst conserving the environment.Enhancing the capacity of members to adopt participatory approaches and promote sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD)technologies and income generating activities(training)Promoting scaling up of successful experience in SARD by advocacy for favorable framework condition (lobbing )Facilitating the development of ECASARD into a democratic organization decentralized for Regional programmeLinking farmers to other stakeholders.