As an aid organisation, we always see development cooperation at eye level.
Our daily practice takes place with all partners at eye level. This is also reflected in development cooperation, because projects and measures are always planned, implemented and managed jointly with the people in the affected country.
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) already supported our governmental predecessor project PATECORE and has supported our mission from the very beginning with the attitude “Africa needs African solutions”
With bengo we have been working together for over a decade on constructive cooperation and the development of projects in close cooperation with the BMZ.
It is the people behind KfW Bank with whom we can share visions and promote entrepreneurial development cooperation. An important element of a dynamic and constantly changing development policy.
When GIZ was still called GTZ, it was more than just the godfather of an idea that has been able to establish itself to this day as a beacon of independent cooperation with farmers in Africa. For more than 20 years, PATECORE has responsibly created new paths and structures in Burkina Faso. Melchior Landolt was on board as team leader at GTZ until he took over the project as a non-governmental organisation with Terra Verde in 2006.
The Stiftung Entwicklungs-Zusammenarbeit Baden-Württemberg (SEZ) was established by the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg and supports committed projects worldwide that contribute to sustainable development and greater global justice. Our project “Youth and Environment” would be supported by the SEZ.
The children’s relief organization of the Catholic Church in Germany builds a bridge to Asia, Africa & Latin America.
True to the motto “Zero Hunger wherever we work” our cooperation took place in Burkina Faso, for which we would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again.
“The project “Stones against the desert” I have noted with great interest and much sympathy. Above all, however, I am very concerned that soils have remained something like the forgotten component of environmental policy. This is all the more incomprehensible when one considers that soil once eroded by erosion can never be returned.
So I wish you the greatest possible success for this project. I would be grateful if we could stay in touch.”
“My friends from the IDD and Terra Verde are companions for the future of Burkina Faso. Stopping the desert is the path that the whole Sahel zone has before it”.
“My vision is a world with enough and healthy food for all, produced by healthy people in a healthy environment. In this sense Terra-Verde e.V. and its Burkinabe partner association successfully support small farmers in Burkina Faso. They improve the nutritional basis of present and future generations and thus contribute to reducing the number of poverty and environmental refugees. The example of Terra-Verde e.V. shows that a lot can be achieved with high commitment”.
“Already on the drive to Kongoussi (120 km north of Ouagadougou) we noticed the innumerable contour stone walls on the farmland, the effects of which were immediately visible to us: the areas built with stone walls have a deeper topsoil and the growth of woody plants is much greater than on uncultivated areas.
Mr. Landolt and his colleagues have proven that a lot can be achieved with commitment and professional knowledge. The track record to date is remarkable. Terra-Verde e.V. is a trustworthy and good address for committed people, organisations and foundations who want to participate in the field of global poverty reduction and global environmental policy”.
“… a very important locomotive of an impressive success story was the German-Burkinabe project PATECORE, which is being continued by former project staff. Together with the staff of the University of Ouagadougou we have documented the positive effects of soil and water conservation. Our recommendation to the political decision-makers is to give farmers much more support to preserve the natural environment and increase soil fertility. I know the employees of Terra-Verde e.V. and its Burkinabe partner association very well and wish them every success in their work”.