About us

Global Agricultural Development Foundation  is an international development organization. GAD focusses on helping agricultural entrepreneurs (dairy farm managers/workers and dairy trainers) in developing countries by teaching them practical skills.

Mission:

GAD. wants to reduce the global food problem by supporting sustainable agricultural activities. By increasing the self-reliance of agricultural entrepreneurs in developing countries, GAD also wants to make the sector more attractive to young people.

Vision:

GAD believes in strengthening agricultural entrepreneurs in developing countries. We focus on developing already existing agricultural entrepreneurship. We empower these entrepreneurs with additional knowledge and expertise.

GAD strategy

GAD delivers Practical, Effective, Reliable training (P.E.R.) on the comprehensive basics of dairy farming, to small-scale dairy farmers and dariy trainers in developing countries.

The unique strategic assets of GAD are:

  • GAD Training Content
  • GAD Licensed Trainers
  • GAD Licensed Training Farms

GAD works in partnership with locally operating organisations and projects. It has excellent network with partners, experts, and supporting organisations, and a strong brand reputation.
Partners appreciate and rely on support of GAD in developping and realizing (relevant parts of) project plans.

Partners work with GAD because:

  • GAD guarantees and delivers practical, effective, reliable training;
  • GAD provides practical support in project plans, and project realisation;
  • GAD has relatively low costs.

GAD finds funding from development funds and NGOs (partners), and works at low operation costs.


 

Shown in the infographic above, the foundation is raised because the population is growing very rapidly, which means that the already existing food shortage will only expand. By organizing high quality practical training together with partners we aim to improve the practical skills of the dairy farmers to a higher level. By following a 5-day training programme and a one-year follow-up, they will be able to implement all the applications learned during the training. An important goal is to help the farmer to become more self-sufficient by teaching them dairy skills, to make more income from the dairy cows because he/she can implement the knowledge. After finishing the one-year GAD programme successfully the dairy farmer gets a GAD certificate which he/she can use as a substantiation to get an easier access to finance and by this way become more self-reliant.