What is your superpower?
eGro reverses climate change by building agro-forestry systems in dry and semi arid areas to produce climate resilient foods and raw materials in developing countries.
What SDG is your organization integrating into its core competency?
We don’t target any specific social or environmental impact, however we cover every single SDG on a general level.
Especially #1- no poverty, #2- zero hunger, #8- decent work and economic growth, #13- climate action, and #15- life on land.
Every hero has a villain – what challenges do you or your targeted group face?
There is an epidemic of indifference and disconnection from nature. We have 7 billion people on the planet today, and another 4 billion in the next 25 years that all want to consume as much as possible.
What are you doing to overcome your villain?
eGro provides training, materials and access to market for the 1 billion food producing actors that still live in contact with nature, including women, savings groups and individual youth farmers. We empower them to regrowing their local natural resources, and heighten their living standard. These people are an under-utilized resource that can fill the global markets with CO2 positive products, allowing people to consume their way to a healthy planet. We use this consumer culture to everyone’s own advantage; the market force force that has accelerated the destruction of the planet’s resources is the only thing that can drive the change needed to bring back a balance.
- Company name: eGro
- Company type: Early stage, for-benefit social enterprise
- SDG Focus: #15 – life on land
- Technology used: Highly advanced ecosystem design (Permanent agriculture & Syntropy) mixed with low tech holistic social design.
- Impact: The Triple Bottom line: financial, social, ecological
- Number of employees: 6 partners, 1 full-time and several part time developers in Denmark, 2 full time partners in Ghana, but more than 100 involved over 6 years as interns and volunteer developers.
- Country: Denmark and Ghana
- Website: eGro.dk
Our Common Language
We are fully dedicated to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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