Shadab Sarmast is the founder and CEO of Livelihood, Economic & Agriculture Development Organization (LEADO). We believe in the transformative power of agriculture and economic development to uplift communities and foster lasting peace. LEADO stands as a beacon of hope in war-torn regions and developing economies worldwide. With a profound vision of strengthening economic livelihoods through agricultural value chains, we have been shaping lives and landscapes for over a decade.
LEADO was established from a vision of resilient communities, flourishing households, and thriving farmers in the face of adversity. We recognize the daunting challenges faced by local communities in developing and post-conflict economies. Our mission is to empower farmers, households, and communities by providing strategic mediations that enhance their socioeconomic livelihoods. Through our work, we aim not only to improve the economic prospects of individuals but also to foster peace and prosperity for all our beneficiaries.