The Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) is a non-profit, non-religious, non-partisan and non-governmental human rights-based organization founded in 1992 by a group of Nepali and foreign development professionals who joined hands to initiate community development work in the Chepang area of Chitwan district. The intent was to respond to the growing agricultural and ecological crisis and ameliorate its impact on these underserved people. Through the course of time the local communities with whom CAED worked, shaped its development.

CAED has been undertaking rights-based holistic programs in remote parts Nepal with marginalized communities for more than 15 years, focusing on better utilizing local and non-material resources. CAED’s approach combines both an emphasis on meeting basic economic and health needs along with right’s based empowerment. CAED has helped improve people’s livelihood through increasing productivity and su...

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Our Approaches & Strategies

Model-couple-spouse campaigner approach
Traditional agricultural solidarity group (Parma Samuha) based multi-purpose cooperative and agroecological transformation approach
School based children and girls rising approaches
Child focused community development (CFCD) approach
Women/girls' empowerment making pelvic organ prolapse (POP) as the entry point
Holistic approach integrating sustainable livelihood strategies and human rights

Vision, Mission & Objectives


A self-sufficient, equitable and just society.


Strive for sustainable, self-sufficient and a just society at minimum possible pain.


  • Help people to increase production and productivity of land while promoting multipurpose crops for cash from marginal lands.
  • Help people to gain confidence and enhance awareness about their relationship between the society and nature and between an individual and society.
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