Ecuador

Overview

Ecuador is an upper-middle-income country with a population of over 16 million people. It’s also one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. Agriculture remains the main source of livelihoods, employing 28.5 per cent of the economically active population (68.5 per cent in rural areas).

The country has made considerable progress with economic, social and human development in the past decade, but persistent challenges remain to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our partners are contributing to — and promoting — sustainable development in their local communities and region. In particular, they’re helping diversify the rural economy, increase market opportunities for smallholder farmers and boost incomes.

Blogs about Ecuador

Community work and Latin American culture inspire co-op student
Community work and Latin American culture inspire co-op student

After Juanita Mora, it’s Nolan Kim’s turn. In the next few days, he embarks on a three-month adventure in Ecuador. An undergrad student at Simon Fraser University, Kim is about to start his co-op term with Community Evolution Foundation (CEF) through the Queen...

Partner in Ecuador hopes to increase wine sales by 25 per cent
Partner in Ecuador hopes to increase wine sales by 25 per cent

The holidays are not the only reason to celebrate this time of the year in Quinticusig, a village of 600 people located 125 kilometres from Quito, capital of Ecuador. December is also the best month to sell their unique wine. Made of mortiños, which are similar to the...

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