About Us


ASPADA (Agroforestry Seed Production and Development Association) Paribesh Unnayan Foundation was established in the year 1993 by a group of young men and women aimed at helping the poor and underprivileged peoples of the society to improve their overall socio-economic status. It is founded on a set of beliefs consuming the basic problems of the rural people like-illiteracy, poor health, unemployment, oppression/civic inertia & environmental hazards. Peoples have their inherent power to salve their own problems; however, lack of opportunity, resources & civic rights.

The development philosophy of ASPADA Paribesh Unnayan Foundation is essentially humanist, holistic and people-centered approach that aims to empower people through developing their potential inherent powers (intellectual, productive, physical & political/organizing) to enable them to take responsibility of their self-reliance and sustainable development.

Over the years, during the course of its journey, ASPADA incorporated other areas of development which include skills building, livelihood options & employment creation, agricultural development, market linkage development, empowerment, WATSAN, local governance, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and mitigation. Attention is also drawn on gender equity, good governance, and advocacy with the objective of ensuring sustainable development through a process of establishing rights of access to resources by the poor user communities. Besides, ASPADA runs a micro-credit program of its own in its area of operation facilitating capitation for the small initiative taken by the poor resource users as means of alternative income generation.


The vision of the ASPADA Paribesh Unnayan Foundation is to improve the socio-economic status of the poor target families. Create the scope of employment for both poor men and women to maintain a sustainable standard of living.


The mission of ASPADA Paribesh Unnayan Foundation is capacity building of poor families to change their economic and social status in the society through the development of agro-based livelihood and income generation activities, primary health care education, disaster mitigation and management, through their empowerment, self-reliance, and improvement of lifestyle by its endeavor for sustainable development.


mprove the overall socio-economic condition of the target people through institution building, utilizing unused community infrastructures and by improving skills starting IGAs, Management capabilities.


Normally, the organization works through a group approach. Organize the target people into groups and reach supports and services to the individual members through the groups.


  •  The organization works as on animator, stimulator, and cooperator in the process of development and improvement of the situation of the target peoples. The organization’s intervention supports and services are guided on the principle “build on what they have and people themselves build their own fortunes.
  • The organization works both in the urban and rural communities.
  • The poor and underprivileged peoples are the target peoples of the organization.
  • The development need comes from the beneficiaries and thus the organization’s programs are the need basis of the beneficiaries.
  • Sustainability and self-sufficiency are given priority in the programs.
  • People’s participation in the programs is considered as very much important.