LEDARS (Local Environment Development and Agricultural Research Society)

Unverified non-profit organisation

Local Environment Development and Agricultural Research Society (LEDARS) is a non-profit and non-political organization that has been working for social, economical and environmental development of the poor and marginal people of the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh since 1996. The previous name of LEDARS was Gana Unnayan Shangstha (GUS). The name was changed to LEDARS in 2007 to address a government regulation and to avoid the duplication of another organization in the NGO Affairs Bureau. When unplanned shrimp cultivation, river erosion and various natural disasters compelled the coastal people to migrate to urban areas during the early 1990s, LEDARS emerged from a local club to a development organization to stand beside vulnerable people to support their livelihood security and establish their rights. LEDARS is registered under the Social Welfare Department and NGO Affairs Bureau, Government of Bangladesh. LEDARS is working with landless, marginal farmers, labour and women headed families, children and adolescents in the climate vulnerable area of Bangladesh.



Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

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Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development; Provision of services...show all (4)

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Bangladesh

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Disability issues; Disasters and humanitarian...show all (6)