Ten Years in La Matanza
Knowledge exchange and building trust
ETF Buenos Aires activities in a neighbourhood of shanty town origin in La Matanza, 2006-2015, evolved to include local support for Dellcias de Alicia workshops, to learn about the value of eating vegetables for health and active learning.
ETF Sweden - Puerto Ruiz
Inspiring new initiatives and capacity
Former ETF Volunteers have created the international NGO ETF Sweden. Projects include support for a struggling rural community in the Argentine pampa - currently largely reliant on dwindling river fish stocks - to create vegatable small holdings.
The Sahel Hub
Collaborating across borders to optimise project design
ETF Hubs is supporting the design expansion of Agritech's Rural Development Cluster Model - training farmers to grow nutritious food, cosmetic raw materials and bio-diesel with green technologies and bringing activities such as cooking workshops and training for added value production.
Our small dedicated teams, our supporters and our advisors, work together to design and run project activities which best suit local opportunities and needs. We focus in three areas:
Helping with Education and training through knowledge exchange and hands-on experience.
Bringing green Technologies and practices which can also provide new sustainable jobs and other income support.
Providing knowledge and activities for eating nutritious Food, which is fundamental to health and active learning.
Stepping back to move forward: Working together to generate and exchange knowledge, understand each others' points of view and tackle issues efficiently from multiple angles through motivated leaders and autonomous projects.
ETF Hubs is inspired by Dr. Ashok Khosla who founded the first social enterprise Development Alternatives, India, over 30 years ago. Dr. Kholsa advises that to end poverty we must create jobs for men and women through green technologies.
A critical building block for active learning is healthy food and a balanced diet.
With much of our current focus on best practice food production, healthy eating, added income, and other benefits, ETF Hubs creates awareness of the added value and impact of activities by adapting the 'Agregrometro'. For food supply chains, a simple scale of one (worst) to five (best) notes aspects such as:
Ingredientes locales, de estacion, orgánicos
Local, sasonal, organic ingredients
Uso de energía, agua, las tierras
Energy use, water use, land use
Empleos e ingresos rurales
Jobs for men and women, rural income
Desperdicio de alimentos mínimo
Minimising food waste
Comidas ricas, sanas, nutritivas y culturales
Delicious, healthy, balanced, cultural food
Agregrometro, por ejemplo, a cuatro
Agregrometro indicator for sustainabilty at level 4