Who is Ecotop

Joachim Milz
Joachim Milz
, Dr.rer.agr. (PhD)
Director of ECOTOP
Born in 1956. He has experience over 30 years in Latin American tropics and working with small farmers and technicians in organic production. In his own farm located in Alto Beni, he experiments with agro-forest systems and organizes theoretical and practical training courses on the subject. His work approach: Successive agro-forest systems, tropical crops, capacity building of technicians and training of small farmers, internal control systems, evaluations, designing of programs for agro-ecological formation.
Luis Wálter Lohse Perales
Luis Wálter Lohse Perales
, (Ing. Agr)
Project Manager
Born in La Paz -. Bolivia in 1962, he has 23 years of experience working in the tropical region of Bolivia (Alto Beni, Pando and Beni)
His approach to work is the Agroforestry, forestry and organic farming.
Former Director of Implementations and Forest Agroecológicas PIAF - El Ceibo dependent of the Central Agricultural Cooperatives of "El Ceibo" Ltd. in the sub-tropical Alto Beni´s region.
He did consultancies in the development and implementation of Forest Management Plans in the National Forest Consulting NATFORCON in the Beni and Pando cities.
Walter Yana Cuaker
Walter Yana Cuaker
,
Technician Agroforestry
Born in 1963 in Bolivia. Graduated from the "Escuela Técnica Superior" in Cochabamba.
He worked for over 15 years in EL CEIBO Central Cooperatives Ltd. has experience working in different ecosystems of Bolivia, Peru and Brazil. Dedicated several years to practice successional agroforestry systems on their own farm and also advises and supports organizations and farmers both nationally as well as in neighboring countries.
Sonia Flores
Sonia Flores
, Sonia Flores
Technician Agroforestry
Daughter of farmer and today manages his farm with successional agroforestry systems. she was part of the team of technicians PIAF program of the "El Ceibo" Central Cooperatives Ltd., advising members of primary cooperatives in the implementation and management of successional agroforestry systems.
In the last years did consultancies in Honduras and Africa.
Fortunato Velasquez
Fortunato Velasquez
,
Coordination Project Interamerican Foundation, consultancies in Asia
Born in La Paz - Bolivia in 1975. He completed a master's degree in plant protection and environment. With an experience of 14 years of work, related to the biological control of production systems agrobiological resources and Successional Agroforestry Systems (SAFS).
His approach to work is the sustainability of productive ecosystems through microbiological management, natural regeneration, restoration and management of local biodiversity and early successional agroforestry in organic production.
Jorge Alave Huarina
Jorge Alave Huarina
,
Technician Interamerican Foundation
Born August 3, 1984 in Puerto Carmen - Sud Yungas - La Paz, Bolivia.
He studied agronomo technical and business administration.
Currently their tasks are technical assistance and training to families producing cocoa and citrus in agroforestry systems.
In the province Alto Beni department of La Paz, Bolivia.
Hugo Rocabado
Hugo Rocabado
, Sociólogo
Capacity building, training, systematization
Born July 1, 1951 in the city of La Paz, Bolivia.
Sociological studies.
Popular educator with extensive experience in social work with families in the rural area.
He is currently executive director of the ECOTOP Foundation.
Estela Ramos
Estela Ramos
, Ing. Agr.
technician coca production
Born September 2, 1963 at the Las Américas community - Chamaca, Province Sud Yungas of La Paz Department
He studied Masters in Sustainable Development.
Working on:
Credit and microfinance to women and family farmers.
Union leader of the Federation of Women Chamaca.
Municipal Promoter PADEM
Surveys conducted in Sustainable Production Systems.
Since 2010 he is Management Technical Assistant Agroforestry in organic production under successional agroforestry Coca - SAFS in ECOTOP.
German Trujillo
German Trujillo
,
Consultor
Born in Cochabamba, Tarata.
He studied at Technical Agronomy.
He worked in Colonize, IPTA and El Ceibo.
Working with ECOTOP since its inception achieving satisfactory results.
Maria Elena Fernandez
Maria Elena Fernandez
,
Management assistant
Born in La Paz, with studies in Business Administration, worked in the Committee on Economic Integration of Peasant Organizations of Bolivia - CIOECB, developing functions of executive secretary and subsequently executing the 1st project. National Census OECAs of Bolivia, expressed in a document "National OECAs Guide" published in 2009, La Paz - Bolivia. Later development activities in the Association of Ecological Producers of Bolivia - AOPEB as Head of Logistics.
Vilma Mamani
Vilma Mamani
,
Accounting Department
Lic. Auditing
Born in La Paz - Bolivia in 1977. She has 19 years of experience in accounting.
Accounting assistant from 1995 - 1997 in the Northern Forest Company.
Accounting assistant from 1999 to 2008 in the Association of Producers of Ecological Organizations of Bolivia (AOPEB).
Accounting aerial responsible for 2009- 2011 in the Association of Organizations of Ecological Producers of Bolivia (AOPEB).
She is currently responsible for the accounting aerial ECOTOP SRL. and Ecotop Foundation.
Bastian Dreher
Bastian Dreher
, Técnico Superior Forestal
Coordination
Was Born in La Paz, Bolivia. He earned his degree in Forestry Senior Technician in Forest Technical School dependent UMSS Cochabamba in 2012, he has 2 years specialization in successional agroforestry, developed in ECOTOP Alto Beni, he was an agroforestry technician in diferents projects and currently he is the MISEREOR´s project coordinator at the same institution.
He has specific tests performed by applying revitalized water in plantations (vegetables) in his home place in Cochabamba, breaking paradigms in conventional irrigation systems.
He Speaks five languages (German, Spanish, English, Italian and French).