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.
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Blogs about Ecuador
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...
Guest post by Iván M. García, FUNDER Executive Director in Ecuador. Ecuador is a rich country, full of poor people. With a surface area of 260,000 km2 and more than 16,000,000 inhabitants, Ecuador is a country with a wide variety and abundance of natural...
One of the latest development projects CEF is supporting is the promotion of community-based tourism in the canton of Sigchos – a small region located in the Ecuadorian Andes and around 40 miles South-West of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Although very remote,...