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Successful coordination event in Brasilia

Rural extension ready to take off

2018-11/ In Brasilia, 20 rural extension trainers have met at the "CapGestãoAmazônia". The three-day-training wrapped up the last phase of the inception of an extension programme that is being conducted by the Green Markets and Sustainable Consumption project, led by ECO Consult. The programme labelled "ATER Mais Gestao" foresees a series of trainings up until October 2019, when 125 multiplicators will train cooperatives and other organizations in the four states of Acre, Amapá, Pará and Amazonas. 80 economic organizations of family farming and indigenous communities will profit from it. Facilitated by the ECO team Brazil, the gathering in Brasilia sucessfully helped coordinate capacities and finetune the concept for the forthcoming trainings. >More NEWS

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Promoting sustainable livelihoods in the world's emerging economies is an ever acute mission in view of regional crises and mass migration. ECO Consult combines technical and business knowledge with field competence to translate negotiated policies into action on the ground. ECO Consult assists in interventions that are economically and ecologically profitable and carry long-term pro-poor benefits. > ABOUT US

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Coming to grips with sustainability

Sincere action for development means integrated action

Sustainable development indispensably prerequires ecological integrity, economic viability and social equity. This notion underlies ECO's work as a company and is also reflected in our name. But trivial though this may appear 26 years after UNCED, sustainability remains hard to define – and even harder to apply — in practice. For instance, any attempt at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from forest conversion will fail if we do not touch on land rights, productivity and equitable decision-making. Likewise, the Global Landscapes Forum at their recent gathering in Bonn, December 2017, again underpinned the need for coordinated, interdisciplinary and inclusive action. > Fields of Work