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THE NIPPON FOUNDATION
The Nippon Foundation (NF) was established in 1962 by Roichi Sasakawa as a non-profit philanthropic organization, active both in Japan and abroad. The foundation's fundamental aim is the realization of a peaceful and prosperous global society, in which none need struggle to secure their basic human rights. Since the beginning, NF’s efforts to bolster the domestic development of this island nation of Japan have focused largely on the maritime and shipping fields. In addition, as the years have gone by, NF has expanded thier activities to include such fields as education, social welfare and public health, both within Japan and in more than one hundred countries to date.
Continuous Support to SAA
Throughout its history, SAA has enjoyed the strong support of The Nippon Foundation (NF), Japan’s largest private philanthropic organization. Over a 25-year period, NF has invested $220 million in SAA and SAFE. Such long-term support is a rarity in the history of development organizations, and it has enabled SAA to focus on the implementation of its SG 2000 country programs without worrying about raising funds to keep its programs going. On occasion, small amounts of complementary funding from other organizations have been obtained to implement specific activities in focus countries, but the vast majority of SAA funding has come from the Nippon Foundation. The same has been true for the SAFE, which was established in 1992 by the SAA Board (in 2004 SAFE became a separate organization with Nippon Foundation funding).
The Nippon Foundation has indicated its firm intention to continue supporting the SAA and SAFE programs into the foreseeable future. With this solid base of support, the fund-raising challenge is thus one of mobilizing complementary resources that can be used to build the two organizations and intensify their efforts on behalf of resource-poor smallholder farmers in focus countries.
SAA History Book
"Take it to the farmer"
Electronic version of SAA History Book is available here.
SAA Success Stories
Electronic version of SAA Success Stories is available here.
Newsletter of the
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