Purpose of the Foundation

The ERBACHER Foundation sponsors charitable projects that make life in the country possible, worth living and future-oriented. There are four different project categories:

1. Projects in selected developing areas that directly pursue the purpose of securing healthy and balanced nourishment. 

The Foundation sponsors

  • agricultural methods to safeguard a permanent and survivable income in an economically smart and responsible way and to improve nourishment.
  • projects in agricultural formation and training.
  • agricultural practices to conserve biodiversity.
  • agricultural projects to support disadvantaged women. 

2. Projects in selected developing areas that serve the protection of and access to water, soil and healthy air.

This includes the sponsoring of

  • measures in the fields of water resources management, drinking water supply,  basic sanitation as well as agricultural irrigation.
  • reforestation to prevent erosion.
  • measures to improve the quality of farmland.
  • access to agriculturally productive soils for small farmers.
  • efficient animal-breeding to diminish climate-relevant pollution.
  • climate change adaption projects.

3. Projects in selected developing areas that provide the necessary infrastructure, access to markets or know how for the successful and sustainable realization of the projects mentioned in No.1 and No. 2.

This includes the sponsoring of

  • processing and commercialization of agricultural projects.
  • occupational training. 
  • structures of farming and business cooperatives. 

4. Programs of international exchange, studying and raising of consciousness to sensitize for the world-wide living conditions in the countryside.

This includes the sponsoring of

  • transfer of knowledge between project partners.
  • exchange projects which help to give interested young people and adults living in the region of the Erbacher Company the experience of the reality of life in agricultural developing areas.
  • raising consciousness and PR at local level.   

The Foundation does not finance research projects at universities and scientific institutions. 
The Foundation does not finance campaigns on development issues in industrial countries.
The Foundation does not participate in projects that finance (micro-) loans.

Status as of June 2014