Five partnerships have been established in Ecuador in local economic development, tourism and hospitality, and governance. In particular, CESO has partnered with two chambers of commerce and a manufacturing professionals’ association, aiming to foster an enabling economic environment for MSMEs to drive growth, to support the long-term sustainability of these chambers and to improve the business support services offered to their members.
Improving agribusiness, health and the environment in Ecuador and Myanmar
From Ecuador to Myanmar, a CESO expert Volunteer Advisor is training people in effective pest control to improve the lives of families reliant on agricultural business. While people in both countries have their own unique needs, agricultural development is a priority for both — despite being almost 18,000 kilometres apart. Dr. Michael Irvine, CESO expert Volunteer Advisor, recently shared his expertise and wealth of knowledge with local institutions and communities in each country. His assignment in Myanmar in March focused on Integrated Pest Management and pesticide use. He trained individuals in new techniques on sustainable pesticide use. The training…
Women thriving in artisanal fisheries in Ecuador
In my most recent assignment as a CESO expert, I worked with Acuacultura y Pesca, the…
The Andean Flavour of Artisanal Cheese
CESO VA Paul Borg has just returned from his assignment in Ecuador.
Sharing experiences in Ecuador – Part 2
The village of Cocha Colorada sits at an altitude of 3,800 metres—a little under 12,500 feet—in…