Ecuador

Ecuador

Rikolto builds on a long-standing history working in Ecuador’s agricultural sector. In 2021, our projects impacted the lives of 3,609 producers.

As of 1994, we started working in the country’s cocoa and coffee sectors. In the next two decades, we built our expertise in the professionalisation of farmer organisations and sustainable production. Currently, we are implementing our Cocoa & coffee programme, and our Good Food for Cities programme in the cities of Quito and Portoviejo.

Projects

Generation Food goes international

A young community of innovators wants to give their peers a sustainable future through inclusive businesses in food systems.
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August 23, 2023

Building sustainable and resilient 'Food Hubs' in Lima and Quito

Everyone has the right to healthy, sustainable and culturally appropriate food. Yet many people still can't call this their reality. Rikolto and a consortium of organisations, Ecosad, the FUNSAD Foundation and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are working to change this through a participatory and collaborative research project. Their objective is to explore the potential of 'food hubs' or 'neighbourhoods' in creating resilient urban food systems in Quito and Lima.
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August 23, 2023

CREA: fair and sustainable products from Ecuador for the European market

The CREA project promotes strategies to strengthen and improve the sustainability, competitiveness, innovation and integration in the European market of micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and organisations of Ecuadorian producers, generating income and employment and promoting the inclusion of young people and women.
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August 23, 2023

Affordable quality food for Quito's consumers

Ecuador’s rich cuisine owes its diversity to the country’s varying altitudes of specific geographic zones and its associated agricultural conditions. The growing population worldwide and in Ecuador as well, urges for future solutions to feed people quality and affordable food, especially urban consumers. City policies can offer opportunities for farmers and push food production and consumption towards more sustainability.
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August 23, 2023

Living incomes from cocoa and coffee in Latin America

Inclusive business and sustainable agribusiness with resilient crops, providing decent incomes for entrepreneurs and producing families in Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala and Peru.
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August 23, 2023

More coffee, less CO2: towards a carbon-neutral coffee in Ecuador and Peru

Carbon-neutral coffee production in agroforestry systems in Ecuador and Peru.
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August 23, 2023

Ecuadorian coffee - adding flavour to the national economy

Coffee is one of the products of the Ecuadorian economy that benefits rural families.
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August 23, 2023

Strengthening the cocoa sector in Ecuador

We support rural families to improve the sustainability of their farms, and link producer organisations with rewarding export markets.
Updated on:
August 23, 2023

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