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Our Vision & Mission

The purpose of our non-profit association is the support of projects in developing and emerging countries (according to OECD classification), which promote the conversion from conventional to certified organic farming and therefore contribute to healthy nutrition and nature conservation while preserving biodiversity. In addition it creates socio-economic incentives for a holistic sustainable development and supports reaching the Sustainable Developing goals of the UN.

Create Win-Win-Situations

Our approach is the principle of “help for help-yourself”. In concrete terms, this consists of financing of training courses on organic farming and aspects such as processing hygiene, which are essential aspects for export. Since all organic agricultural products for imports must be certified, the betterECO Foundation e.V. additionally partially invests in the first organic certification for the selected projects.

Investitions in the Future

Help to help! Financial support is made in the form of a partial grant, so that entrepreneurial action and thus the sustainability of the projects is promoted. From the organic certification onwards, the cooperatives are usually able to manage and finance all further developments themselves, through generating their own income.

Our Projects
KAGARKO Hibiscus Cooperative

KAGARKO Hibiscus Cooperative

The Cooperative KAGARGO  is located in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, about 50 km south of the city of Kaduna. The cooperative counts 1022 small farmers with a total area of 1922 ha. The cultivation...

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MAZEDONIA Ginger Cooperative

MAZEDONIA Ginger Cooperative

The Cooperative MAZEDONIA  is located in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, about 17 km west of the city of Jos. The clustered cooperative consists of 12 cooperatives with an average of 800 to 1000...

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OBINABO Palm Oil Cooperative

OBINABO Palm Oil Cooperative

The women's cooperative OBINABO is located in the Nigerian state of Anambra, 20 km south of the capital Awka. The cooperative has 2890 members and a cultivation area of 3028 ha of extensive oil palm...

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Basic principles and criteria for an application of a cooperative/project for funding by betterECO Foundation e.V.

  1. women groups more than 200 women
  2. farmers’ cooperative more than 200 small farmers
  3. minimum size >200 ha cultivated area
  4. coherent areas of the cooperative/project
  5. openness to conversion to organic farming (EC 834/2007)
  6. cultivation interesting products for the European market (partial export)
  7. implementation of appropriate crop rotation (soil protection)
  8. willingness to introduce and operate a HACCP system
  9. readiness for further training with regard to the project objectives
  10. obligation to protect nature, resources and species
  11. obligation to respect human rights
  12. commitment to honesty towards partners and members
  13. complete formular of questions regarding the project (will be send on request)
You want to help?

As betterECO-Foundation e. V. we are dependent on your support to multiply the positive effect. Your donations will be used exclusively for the goals of betterECO-Foundation e. V. The association is selfless and pursues exclusively charitable purposes. We are looking forward to  your donation, your membership or your honorary support!


The betterECO Foundation e.V. collects donations to allocate them to selected projects. From an amount of Euro 30 we issue a donation receipt.


If you want to support our work permanently, we would be very pleased to receive your membership. The annual membership fee is at least Euro 50, therefore please send us the completed membership application either by e-mail to or by post to bettereco Foundation e.V., Attendorner Weg 28, in 13507 Berlin. As a member you will receive our annual report free of charge.


Volunteers are very welcome. Please contact us in which form you would like to support us.

Corporate social Responsibility

Support as Corporation

Do you want your company to make a sustainable contribution to our work? Help us to help in order to increase the impact: We would be happy to advise you personally and find the project that is  tailored to your company and your mission, while at the same time fulfilling our support premises.  We would be glad to publish your support within the framework of our public relations.


These Companies already SUPPORT us

Our Team

The betterECO-Foundation e.V. team is consists of committed people from different professions, who have come together to succeed the non-profit aims of the association, essentially organic agriculture, holistic management on a sustainable basis in harmony with people and nature. 

Hubert Rottner Defet


Organic pioneer and visionary,
founder and organizer of the trade fair
“Bio-Fach”, and developer of the trade fairs “Grüne Lust”, “FrühjahrsLust” and “KlimaFach” 


Jochen Henn

Deputy Chairman

Managing Director Waldorfschule Kassel

Simone Andrae


CEO Andrae-Project-Finance GmbH, CFO betterECO GmbH


betterECO Foundation e.V.
Attendorner Weg 28 | 13507 Berlin


+49 (0)30 9203 8372 16




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