YASAD’s goals include:
1-Conserving and developing agricultural heritage, including local GR (biodiversity).
2-Contributing to preserved NR as well as to a revived sustainable management, in the current climatic change perspective.
3-Contributing to improved life conditions of rural and urban families, in particular women groups.
4-Strengthening agricultural production and supporting farmers’ access to marketing, focusing on local seeds and varieties, local animal breeds as well as on organic farming.
5-Boosting cooperation, collaboration and networking between farmers, local, national and international Associations and organizations as well as other services sharing the same concerns for developing a sustainable agriculture for socioeconomic purposes.
the Yemeni Association for Sustainable Agricultural Development is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) which seeks no profit and works in national and international cooperation for development. The Association exists since 6 Years but was officially registered in Yemen in April 2007, by decree # 29, from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour. Its main office is located in Sanaa. Female and male farmers, researchers, academicians, technicians or students are among its members. YASAD conducts applied participatory research, capacity building and studies for sustainable development and agricultural production purposes as well as for conserving and enhancing local Natural Resources (NR) and Genetic Resources (GR) (biodiversity). The mission includes documentation, exchange and diffusion of local knowledge and expertise.