1 May 2017

MAY 2017: NGO of the Month

Youth of Agro-Marine Development Association
(YAMDA), Somalia

Based in Merka, Somalia, YAMDA was established in January, 2014. It targets communities in Lower Shebelle, Bay, Bakool, and Banadir Regions. To promote community development, YAMDA focuses on such areas as agriculture and coastal line development, vocational training and capacity building, education, health and sanitation among others.
YAMDA’s vision is to see a hunger-free Somolia where small household farmers and fishers are equipped with better farming methods, have access to markets for their produce and can support themselves and their families. It seeks to do this by providing training and technical support to small holder farmers and fishers on best farming practices thus promoting sustainable development.

training during Agricultural trade fair
The Youth of Agro-Marine Development Association (YAMDA) operates under the following ethics:

  1. Transparency
  2. Accountability
  3. Commitment and flexibility
  4. Initiatives
  5. Loyalty and honest
  6. Confidence
  7. Respect