REQUESTED INFORMATION, KEY QUESTIONS

1. SINCE WHEN OUR ORGANIZATION OPERATES IN THE COUNTRY AND WHICH IS OUR LEGAL STATUS
C&D, Conservacion y Desarrollo, an Ecuadorian non-profit organization created in 1992 which promotes the economic development, the sustainability of natural resources and the raising of public awareness.

2. HOW WE GET OUR FUNDING
International governments, agencies and NGO´s
• • • • • • • • • • • • USAID- ARD- PRONORTE GTZ EMBAJADA DEL REINO UNIDO SNV BID Amaznor BID Banco Mundial- MNAC IRG- F.NATURA- C&D Embajada Países Bajos Fundación Repsol YPF World Cocoa Foundation • • • • • • • • • • • • • Auditorias Ambientales y Sociales CORPEI CITIGROUP ACCESO- ICCA- USAID ASEC Overbrook Fundation Rainforest Alliace Kraft Bloomer Industries Ecologic Fund Instituto Cartográfico de Cataluña Biocomercio – UNTAG Chiquita

National and International Private Sector
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ReyBancorp- Chiquita Banana GRUPO MANOBANDA LE FRUIT GRUPO ANDRADE DELINDELSA GRUPO QUIROGA GRUPO NOBOA Tulicorp Ecoventura Metropilitan Touring Hotel Oro Verde LAS NAVES ASOCIACIÓN DE PRODUCTORES ORGANICOS DE VINCES PRONATEC – MARTINETI COFINA RODOLF WILTTMER EXPLORER • • • • • • • • • • Termas de Papallacta QUAZAR DAPHNE EXPLORER Aroma Amazónico FEDECADE – Ecuador National Cocoa Producer Federation ANECACAO SAN CARLOS APROCANE CEFODI Aerogal

Certification Fees: Smart Voyager- Tourism Network of the Americas EUREP-GAP - ISO – HACCP- OSHAS 8000 del Instituto de Normalizacion y Metereologia Argentino – IRAMRainforest Alliance Certified – Sustainable agriculture Network

More than 120 contracts and 80 agreements have been celebrated since 1992.

C&D
Carlos Guarderas No. N47-340 P.O.Box: 1716-1855 Quito - Ecuador Teléfonos: 593-22240902

3. SERVICES THAT OUR ORGANIZATION PROVIDES Our expertise is Sustainable Development
Technical Assistance: Market connections, Sustainable Management of small and medium enterprises, Environmental Impacts Management, Farmer field schools.

Training, Farmer Field Schools for Cacao, Coffee, Broccoli, Tourism, Bananas; Certifications’ HACCP, EREPGAP, ISO, Internal Auditor’s and External auditors, Trainers of Trainers (TOT); Our trainings are giving in all the national territory and over seas: Ivory Cost, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Central America, United States. Credit: Connection between the national and international financial (loans and credit) systems, International credits management for more than US$ 2.500.000,00 in agriculture and tourism, Fiduciary management of Cacao Federations, Credits for small and medium cacao producers, Credit for tourism enterprises in Galápagos and now for small and medium tourist operations at the continent. Management and business administration: Helping in Consolidation of first and second level Organizations, Support in connection and linkage with markets, accounting, quality and chain of custody. Certifications: International programs like Smart Voyager- Tourism Network of the Americas – (TNA), EUREP-GAP - ISO-HACCP - OSHAS 8000 of the Argentinean Institute of Normalization and Meteorology – IRAM, Rainforest Certified – Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) Environmental and social impacts studies: Environmental Impact Audit and Social Impact Audit

4. POPULATION OR CLIENTS “OBJECTIVES” WHO WE WORK WITH, INCLUDING NUMBER
Our clients are: local governments, small and medium farmers, small, medium and big private companies including different productive systems:
AREA Technical support Training, Sustainable Schools PEOPLE INVOLVED DIRECTLY 15000 7363, 1500, 3500, 1200, 10.000 3550 350 25 3005 58 100 SURFACE 6,140 has, 10,600 has, 4,500 has CLUSTER

ARD - USAID , GTZ- KRAFT, RAS-RA-TOURISMS, BANANA

management, administration and credit private companies Local governments Certifications cocoa banana Banana 1

C&D
Carlos Guarderas No. N47-340 P.O.Box: 1716-1855 Quito - Ecuador Teléfonos: 593-22240902

tourism certificates pineapples flowers broccoli Ubillas Coffee Broccoli Vegetables handling of natural resources studies of environmental and social impact TOTAL

150 2 65 3 1 1000 25 200 15000 40 PERSONS DIRECTLY CERTIFIED HAS PROTECTED FOREST AREAS HAS DIRECT

415 has 300 has 800 has 65 has 2,500 has 14 has 50 has

42,132 35,124 350,000

5. PREPONDERANT REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY WHERE WE WORK
Ecuadorian Coastal Region, Ecuadorian Amazonia Region, North and South of the Highlands from Ecuador, Galápagos Archipelago.

6. OUTSTANDING RESULTS OF OUR WORK
• • • • • • • 23 000 million banana boxes are certified, benefiting 20.000 workers, generating an approx. movement of $70 million dollars yearly. 3005 certified small producers, benefiting to 20.000 people, generating an approximate economic movement of $980 000 of American dollars yearly. 30.700 tourists traveling in certified operations, generating an economic movement of $107 million dollars yearly. 90.000 tourists use certified hotels, generating a movement of $9,000.000 a year 24,100 reforested hectares, the future value will be 168,700.000 in the next 20 years 4,803 hectares of new established cocoa, producing 96,060 quintals of 100 pounds for a value of $9,6 millions a year 16,160 cocoa hectares, handling plantations, with an approximate yearly export of 13,896.000 American dollars C&D has influenced directly through it’s systems in approximately US$ 379,176,000 to the annual economical movement of our country.

7. SUMMARY OF THE MOST RELEVANT KEY QUALIFICATIONS
C&D, Conservacion y Desarrollo, a non-profit organization created in 1992 which promotes the economic development, the sustainability of natural resources and the raising of public awareness. C&D has been responsible for the design and development program and follow-up of markets access for certified products and no certified products. C&D has been working with other related agencies and governments in the sustainable use of resources. This experience has given him the knowledge to work in new products like cocoa, flowers, coffee, bananas, fruits, industries, tourism, etc. This constant search for new markets and opportunities keeps him informed of the latest information available. C&D participated directly in the creation and the national and international success of FEDECADE (The National Federation of Cocoa Producers) as business and cocoa cluster manager. Conservacion y Desarrollo has helped to create new systems that allow cocoa, café, bananas producers to be more competitive within the market and in accordance with national and international economic, social and environmental regulations. C&D has

C&D
Carlos Guarderas No. N47-340 P.O.Box: 1716-1855 Quito - Ecuador Teléfonos: 593-22240902

designed economic and financial models to help small and big farmers trade their banano and cocoa while earning better prices. His areas of expertise include markets access, coordinating, cluster development Projects, consulting grants management and helping certifying a wide variety of products under ISOS, social, environmental and fair trade standards. C&D is also responsible for the overall results in most of the projects in the organization. In the private sector Conservacion y Desarrollo has vast experience in areas such as telecommunication, industry, agriculture, real estate, tourism and financing. His constant search for opportunities has let him participate in many projects that have increased his ability to understand the Ecuadorian and International market and its processes.

Conservacion y Desarrollo has lead developed and applied Business Clusters collaborative team approaches to allow businesses, regions and interest groups to develop greater speed, quality, innovation and critical mass. This assists in resolving practical issues like, grants management, training, infrastructure and procurement. Conservacion y Desarrollo has collaborated for many years with credit and financial institutions working particularly with micro credits to communities projects, focused in Fiduciary systems with Citigroup foundation, Citigroup – Produbanco - Ecologic Fund and Overbrook Foundation in Ecuador, raising working capital for the less-favored and less organized sectors of the Ecuadorian productive sector. Conservación & Desarrollo worked very closely in the cocoa cluster since January 2004 with ARD PRONORTE, a project designed and executed by ARD Inc. funded by USAID, at the Northern boarder of Ecuador. The objective of this project was mainly to generate and improve employee and incomes for the Ecuadorian Northern Boarder small farmers. C&D began important and decisive consultancy subcontracts, some of them were: Creation, Adaptation and Edition of the “Farmer Field School Manual”, as soon as the manual was approved, C&D signed a new subcontract with ARD Pronorte to execute the methodology in the field, that way under his direction the Farmer Field School started showing pretty soon it´s success with the cocoa farmers located in the provinces of Esmeraldas at the Coast, Orellana and Sucumbios located at the Amazon region, under this methodology approximately 7363 farmers were trained under the cocoa cluster team.

C&D
Carlos Guarderas No. N47-340 P.O.Box: 1716-1855 Quito - Ecuador Teléfonos: 593-22240902

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