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Creating market access for organic producers

Green Markets project: Products successfully promoted at BIOFACH

2018-02/ Striking progress of the ECO-IPAM team on behalf of Brazilian small producers: Contracts of a total value of EUR 900,000 were settled at the Nuremberg BIOFACH, German's major trade fair for organic food. The team around Fernando Camargo and leader Gunter Viteri brought together Brazilian producer organizations and German retailers. Under the eyes of BMZ and GIZ tutorship cooperations were concluded to integrate Amazon regional produce like nuts and oils into the organic assortments of shops and direct marketers. Technical exchange and networking were deepened in Nuremberg, and Brazilian partners gained practical insights into German organic market structures through excursions. > 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

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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