About Eco-reach

Background

Eco-Reach Foundation is a non-profit, non-political, and non-government organization established on June 10, 2014. It is registered at the District Administration Office, Kathmandu and has an affiliation with the Social Welfare Council of Nepal. The foundation committed to supporting smallholder farmers for the livelihood development promotion of conservation of natural resources and sustainable development.

Introduction

The environment is home to many living creatures. It is essential to keep environmental balance for the protection of all the living creatures and human beings. Increasing industrialization, agricultural revolution, and modernization has led to depletion of environmental conditions. This has undesirable impacts on the health of people and living creatures residing in such environment. Our countless biological diversities are on the verge of extinction. The problems of climatic changes are deleterious. With globalization and industrialization, there have been certain agricultural revolutions and it has impacts on Nepalese agriculture as well. Just like the adverse effects of agricultural revolutions, the chances of coming across the farmers who use pestilential and unwanted changes methods to grow crops, are high. From this as well, there are countless harms done to the environment. Therefore, it is necessary that every community, society and whole nation should be competent for taking care of their environment. With the knowledge of the alternative source of energy and putting it to use, can help control the environmental pollution and promote environmental health. For instance, in the agricultural sector, the use of Biochar helps increase productivity and absorbs the carbon too. So, this organization thinks it wise to encourage environmental conservation and furthermore, help in the promotion of biotechnology in sectors such as agriculture and energy. Thus, we have prepared the following measures to help us do so.

Sustainability in agriculture sector needs some radical changes because modern agriculture has severely impacted different aspects of an agroecosystem. In Nepal, people are still practicing traditional agricultural practices but they are very subsistence and need commercialization. Hence, by the use of traditional skills of Nepalese farming system with modern sustainable agriculture techniques Nepalese framing system can prosper. This way the livelihood of smallholder’s farmers can be improved.

Eco-reach stands for ecological sustainability. We get to the heart of environmental problems by tackling the underlying social and economic causes.

We work across society to influence urgent, transformative action to deliver lasting change on the scale required to secure a sustainable environment. We bring people together to champion the true value of our environment and its critical role in sustaining all other systems and in achieving human well-being.

Our ambition to achieve ecological sustainability includes social justice and equity. We are informed by the crucial role played by Indigenous people and their traditional knowledge systems in caring for country and culture. Our work is ecological, respectful, well-informed, practical, collaborative, empowering and resolute.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this country and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay respect to their elders past and present and to the pivotal role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play in caring for the country across NEPAL.

All of the Eco-reach work is conducted according to the following principles:

  • Ecologically ethical

  • As articulated by the Earth Charter, we recognize that every form of life has value regardless of its worth to human beings, and the need to protect and restore the integrity of our ecological systems, with special concern for biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life, while at the same time providing for social and economic justice.

  • Respectful

  • We respect the rights, interests and perspectives of Nepalese diverse communities, now and in the future. We recognize Australia’s Indigenous peoples as the original custodians of this land.

  • Well-informed

  • We are informed by the best thinking available, including scientific and Indigenous knowledge.

  • Practical

  • We are solutions-oriented and committed to real-world delivery without compromising our goals.

  • Collaborative

  • We actively seek to identify the common cause with others, including businesses, other community groups, and Indigenous peoples.

  • Empowering

  • We support individuals and communities as essential agents in transformation.

  • Resolute

  • We will stick with our goals in the face of adversity and setbacks. We are prepared to challenge ourselves, conventional wisdom and established power structures in our proposals and actions.