Famine and typhoon lead to devastating circumstances at organic model farm Bicol on the Philippines. Foundation Board Member Dieter Heinen visited this farm two years ago and was impressed by the successful work of the people there. We now received an upsetting letter from Stan Lee who is responsible for a close-by retreat house and regularly visits the farm.


During a visit to his hometown of Lupanga in Tansania, Sergius Msanga who has been married in Germany for several years was able to take a look at the tractor bought with the help of the ERBACHER Foundation. He also met Norbert Haule whose studies of agriculture and livestock breeding the ERBACHER Foundation is financing.


Friar Dr. Rogers – catholic priest, Andreas Berger – managing director, and Heinz Claßen – mechanical engineer have one thing in common: their honorary commitment to TOHIFU, the Uganda aid project. They visited ERBACHER Foundation and gave the JOSERA – ERBACHER employees insight into their development work.


Foundation founder Josef Erbacher and his wife Sigrun Erbacher have handed over their directorial responsibilities to their son Frank Erbacher. Concurrently, he is CEO of Erbacher Food Intelligence GmbH & Co. KG.


On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the ERBACHER Foundation we reviewed strategy, focus and purpose of the foundation so we would be able to keep providing help through our foundation in the best possible way in the future. Up to now we have supported projects in developing countries all over the world. We want to keep up this conduct for the future but we will furthermore be providing targeted support to projects in certain focal regions. Right now, these priority countries are Uganda, Tanzania and India.


On May 16th, 2014, the ERBACHER Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary. Since its foundation in 1989 ERBACHER Foundation has been supporting development projects in rural areas all over the world. The Erbacher family invited partners and friends of the foundation as well as employees of JOSERA – ERBACHER to celebrate this jubilee together. In addition to speeches and open discussions on the topic of development aid and cooperation, the Erbacher family spoke about the past of the foundation, plans for the future and presented the ERBACHER Foundation as an important component of their family business.


Die Welthungerhilfe berichtet Firmen-Mitarbeitern von JOSERA-ERBACHER in einem Bildvortrag über ihre Arbeit in Tadschikistan


Dieter Heine (right) is the new chairman of the foundation board. This obligation is passed on to him from Gerhard Müller (left) who has held this position since 2010. As an extraordinarily committed chairman, Gerhard Müller set essential standards for the foundation’s work. He always identified himself very strongly with the foundation’s aims. In 2010 he visited a project in Uganda to get an on-site impression of the development. The Board of Directors and the executives are grateful to Mr. Müller and cordially thank him for his valuable honorary commitment that has been an asset to the work of the foundation.


In July 2013 and with financial support from the ERBACHER Foundation, the Welthungerhilfe started an 18-month project to support orphans at Mbira Elementary School in Malawi. The partner organization RESCOPE implements the plan and wants to improve the nutritional situation of school children in Southern and Eastern Africa through ecologically worthwhile school and domestic gardens.


Tushikane visits ERBACHER Foundation and speaks about land grabbing in Tanzania

Joachim Schmitt first visited Tanzania in 1993. When he went back to revisit the country, the people and familiar places in 2010, he took his wife and children along. He spoke to people, observed and listened closely. He quickly realized that there was something wrong. “At some places in the country, one would notice a sort of strange irritation.” He couldn’t sleep peacefully any longer. “In turn for a chicken presented to us by a Tanzanian farmer, we wanted to give our thanks by conducting a survey in the country.” This resulted in the foundation of the Tushikane association and a lot of voluntary commitment and work for the rural population of Tanzania.