Our Partners

EkoRural works in alliance with a wide range of other institutions and networks, both within Ecuador and internationally. We present our partners below.

Qué Rico Es is a very active, inclusive campaign to engage 250,000 families in the responsible consumption of healthy, delicious food produced by local farmers

Red de Guardianes de Semillas is Ecuador’s national Seed Guardians Network.

La Minga por La Pachamama produces radio programs about local customs, foods, and the people of the Ecuadorean Andes.  Listen live on Saturdays at 7:30am or download it later.

UTOPIA is an EkoRural partner in Chimborazo working with Canastas Comunitarias to support alternative local food systems.

The Colectivo Agroecológico brings together networks, organizations, farmer groups and individuals across Ecuador around the promotion of agroecology and food sovereignty.

COPISA is part of the Ecuadorian Food Sovereignty Movement

ESPOCH (Escuela Politecnica de Chimborazo)’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is an academic partner.

EkoRural is working with the UTN (Universidad Tecnica del Norte) and its students from the Natural Resources Department.

Natural Maqui provides a market for artisan products made out of Cabuya fibers by several communities in Cotopaxi province supported by EkoRural.

The FEPP  Populorum Progressio Ecuadorian Fund in Bolivar with Washington Gaybor supports EkoRural’s artisan field work with natural fibers.

Health Bridge Canada’s Dr. Peter Berti is EkoRural’s partner in nutrition initiatives.

Finally, EkoRural is a founding member of the global partnership organization Groundswell International (see our history).