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Sustainable communities

A paradigm shift towards an inclusive economy

Nature is at the core of every economic activity on our planet. Everything that we are, produce and consume – water, food, fuel, materials, products, vehicles – we owe it to nature. However, the excessive and uncontrolled use of natural resources is causing an unprecedented environmental and economic crisis. Communities and small producers in the Global South whose economy and survival are based entirely on natural resources, be they farmers in Mozambique, fishermen in Myanmar or Maasai shepherds in Tanzania, are paying more than anyone else. It is specifically with these people that we have chosen to cooperate, to seek ecological, social and at the same time economic sustainability.

Through the practice of supporting small and remote populations of farmers and shepherds on a daily basis, we are trying to establish a paradigm shift, a transition towards an inclusive economy able to create sustainable communities by combining biodiversity, income production and social innovations at local and global level.


Oikos Solutions

We support sustainable community development by promoting soft technologies and renewable energy, eco-tourism initiatives, conscious water resource management, agricultural, fishing and forest practice trials aimed at a long-term sustainability. To this end, we provide local communities with the necessary skills and resources to initiate and grow micro-enterprises focused on “green” solutions for biodiversity and natural resources protection.

To this end, we support small producers in Tanzania, Mozambique and Myanmar primarily in the sectors of farming, fishing, tourism and services related to water and electricity access. We pay particular attention to professional training and integrating young people and women into the labour market, with the ongoing involvement of multiple stakeholders including companies, local authorities, associations, and academic institutions, in the belief that only through strong, stable and durable alliances change can be achieved.

inforgrafica comunità sostenibili

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Since 1996 we have devised and developed over 350 projects in Italy, Europe and in the South of the world. Discover how we carry out our commitment to safeguarding the environment and promoting sustainable development.

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