About ETC

Mission of the ETC Group

...or Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration

ETC Group works to address the socioeconomic and ecological issues surrounding new technologies that could have an impact on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. We investigate ecological erosion (including the erosion of cultures and human rights); the development of new technologies (especially agricultural but also other technologies that work with genomics and matter); and we monitor global governance issues including corporate concentration and trade in technologies. We operate at the global political level. We work closely with partner civil society organizations (CSOs) and social movements, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


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Research Director
Neth Daño's picture
Coordinator and Asia Director
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Latin America Director
Simon Chenier's picture
Finance and Administration Manager
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Europe Director
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Digital Content and Narrative Lead
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Communications Coordinator
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Programme Manager
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Research / Outreach
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Belinda 'Inday' Talic's picture
Administrative and Finance Assistant
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Administrative Assistant
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Administrative and Finance Adviser


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President of Board of Trustees
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Executive Committee Member
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Executive Committee Member
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Board Member
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Board Member
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Board Member
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Board Member
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Board Member
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Board Member
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Board Member


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Friends of ETC, USA
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Programme Support
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Graphic Designer and Illustrator
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Research and translation

ETC Group: A Brief History

How we began: Twenty-five years ago the idea that would become the Rural Advancement Foundation International (and then, in 2001, ETC Group) began with a conversation about seeds. A quarter of a century later, ETC Group is still talking about seeds, but the world has grown more complex: new technologies have developed, economies have globalized, multinational companies have expanded their reach, wealth and capital are concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer giant corporations. Life itself has been manipulated, picked apart, re- assembled –  and then patented.

What we did with the funds: Latest Annual/Financial Reports

Financial Report 2017-2018 PDF icon etc_financial_statements2017-2018.pdf
Financial Report 2016-2017 PDF icon etc_2017_financial_statements.pdf
Financial Report 2015-2016 PDF icon etc_2016_financial_statements.pdf
Financial Report 2014-2015 PDF icon etc_2015_financial_statements_-_.pdf
Annual Report 2013-2014 PDF icon etc_2014_financial_statements.pdf