Founders and Members

Sustainet was conceptualized as an initiative by the German Council for Sustainable Development back in 2004 in response to the Millennium Development Goals of eradicating hunger and extreme poverty. The initiative therefore targeted East Africa, Latin America and India as the pilot regions.  Key founding organizations that played critical role in the formation of Sustainet included;

Members of the Steering Committee

  •  German Council for Sustainable Development
  •  Federal Ministry for Economic Corporation and Development (BMZ)
  •  Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV)
  •  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
  •  Bread for the World
  •  Misereor
  •  German Agro Action

In East Africa, the founding member organizations included;

  • Anglican Church of Kenya - Christian Community Services of Mt. Kenya East
  •  Anglican Church of Kenya - Eldoret Region Christian Community Services
  •  Baraka Agricultural College
  •  Conservation Agriculture (CA) for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  •  Community Habitat Environmental Management Agency (CHEMA)
  •  Integrated Rural Development Programme,  Catholic Diocese of Embu
  • Himo Environmental Management Trust Fund, Moshi-Tanzania
  •  Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay – Kenya
  • Pelum Tanzania


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Sustainet E.A. is a Non- governmental organization promoting sustainable agricultural practices in East and Horns of Africa. Our network includes 209 NGOs/CBOs with a reach out of 1.5 million small-holder farmers. Sustainet E.A. (Readmore)

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