WHO WE ARE
ECOTIERRA is a unique, holistic, sustainable agroforestry project developer & operator.
ECOTIERRA is the culmination of over 20 years of work with coffee and cocoa cooperatives and their members. First, as founders of Pro-A, a non-profit, we saw cooperatives through their creation, their first certifications, and their first exports. We then founded Distribution Solidaire, an importing business created to sell cooperatives’ certified products in Canada. Working with cooperatives from different angles, and working through the whole value chain cycle, we were able to see firsthand what works and what doesn’t.
We understood that the biggest opportunity to increase producers’ revenues and livelihoods was to go beyond certification, to increase quality and productivity. We also realized that most producers had significant untapped potential to increase production on degraded land but lacked the financial means and access to quality inputs, adapted technical assistance and carbon finance. We saw the opportunity of cultivating coffee, cocoa and other products in agroforestry systems to generate diversified incomes.
We created ECOTIERRA in 2011 to bring those solutions to scale which have the added benefit of addressing two of the most significant threats of our time: climate change and land degradation. Farmers are the first to suffer from those threats. And when we invest with them, they can play an essential role in making the solutions reality.
- Étienne & Karina
COO and Co-Founder
CEO and Co-Founder
Work with small-scale producers to use land responsibly to accelerate the sustainable development of their communities, thereby combating climate change and land degradation.
Co-create and integrate multiple partnerships that enable producers to control their economic, social and environmental development through the strengthening of agricultural and forestry value chains.
. Social justice
. Achieving Result
Climate change imposes redefining our production habits, to which coffee makes no exception. While specialized coffee becomes increasingly democratized and grows at an unparalleled speed in major centers, farmers are abandoning their plantations as they struggle to make a decent living.
ECOTIERRA’s team is composed of passionate individuals who share a common goal:
creating and operating climate change mitigation projects in the land-use sector, empowering communities through sustainable production and climate-smart agriculture.
Financial Director Canada
Technical director Canada
Strategic Forestry Advisor Canada
General Administrator Canada
Forestry Specialist Canada
Corporate Sales Director Canada
I.T. Director Canada
Executive Assistant and Internal Control Peru
Financial Support Officer Peru
Internal control agent Colombia
Environmental Manager Colombia
Field technician and project support Peru
Forestry and Climate change Specialist Colombia
Logistics and Traceability Manager Peru
ESG Impact Responsible & Internal Control Peru
Admin Assistant Peru
Full Stack Programmer Peru
Traffic Assistant Peru
International Sales Executive Colombia
Com & Mkt coordinator Canada
Financial Analyst Canada
Project Manager Canada
Intern in geomatics Canada