New training tool for multi-purpose forestry

ECO to launch sylvicultural manual 

2018-03/ Next to superordinate policy making and integrated reform, knowledge transfer and practical consulting on the ground still has its role as a pacemaker for change. Likewise, ECO forestry trainings and manuals are are much sought resource for TC teams of any background. While, in 2015, ECO co-edited a trainer's handbook for wood energy producers (above), the next publication in kind is following: A compendium of forest practices and techniques, commissioned by the BfN's bilateral programme for China's communally managed commercial forests. > NEWS

Welcome to ECO Consult

Enabling development worldwide

Future is our daily business

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


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