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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Agricultural production and market systems» in the region of Berne

The HEKS/EPER Regional Office in Berne is making a vital contribution to social cohesion through its ten projects. It promotes equal opportunity for all, irrespective of culture, religion, status or gender, and supports people facing difficulties in their lives. The projects of the Regional Office help people to help themselves, thereby enhancing their quality of life. Its work is guided by the principles of equal rights and its aim is to foster equal opportunities.

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Contact us: 

HEKS/EPER Regional Office Bern
Bürenstrasse 12
3007 Bern
Tel.: +41 31 385 18 40
E-mail: bern@heks.ch


Head of the Regional Office:

Ronald Baeriswyl

HEKS/EPER is active primarily in rural areas, where prosperity and quality of life for the poorest are closely bound up with properly functioning agriculture. This is often not the case, however, as depleted soil, poor transport routes or lacking know-how hamper profitable agricultural production. HEKS/EPER helps people engage in profitable and ecological agriculture. This calls for sustainable production techniques and a great diversity of products so as to be able to react to environmental risks and market changes. In order that produce can be marketed successfully, HEKS/EPER enhances smallholders' knowledge of the market and militates for market systems in which smallholders are able to survive. In so doing HEKS/EPER mediates between producing, processing and subcontracting enterprises.