Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits, Inc. (ECOWEB)

2015 Winner
EcoWEB was organized in 2006 to respond to four major interlinking problems: poverty, conflict, environmental degradation and poor governance. It aims to empower communities by building partnerships to enable sustainable community development processes and programs that would address these problems.

Among the initiatives of EcoWEB was the development Ecorganic enterprise under its Sustainable Livelihoods Program. In partnership with a number of organized farmers and women, the company produced natural fertilizers and pest repellent under the tradename “EcOrganic”. Improving on the natural farming system technology, they have produced a very effective natural fertilizer utilizing local bio-waste materials enhanced with natural micro-organisms as well as pest repellent that made use of local plant materials and essential oil extracts.