We design, co-develop and operate sustainable land use projects generating socio-economic and environmental benefits

Type Company
Founded 2011
Company Size 25
Member Type
Founders Karina Santana & Etienne Desmarais
Headquarters Sherbrooke, QC J1L 1Y1, Canada
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We design, co-develop and operate sustainable land use projects which generate socio-economic and environmental benefits through the empowerment of rural communities. Our success comes from: - providing holistic solutions to agricultural producers’ cooperatives including patient credit, improved processing facilities, and technical assistance and packages - development of high impact and financially sustainable business models which do not rely on grants and philanthropy - building lasting and equitable partnerships with cooperatives, businesses, and other stakeholders - utilizing the benefits of carbon finance to optimize value chains and ensure sustainable landscape management With offices in Canada, Peru, Côte d'Ivoire and soon Colombia, ECOTIERRA designs and operates agroforestry and forestry projects which combine increased revenues for participants and environmental benefits. In 2018, it launched Urapi Sustainable Land Use Fund , a 50 M USD fund to invest in 4-5 agroforestry projects in Latin America.
Headquarters Sherbrooke, QC J1L 1Y1, Canada

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from ECOTIERRA

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