The ECHO-store Concept

Every consumer needs to know the source of their food to make sure that the food they eat is safe and nutritious. Better yet is for us to produce our own food. Adherent to the principles of slow food movement, which is to promote the production and eating of good food – food that is tasty; clean food which is free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals; and fair food both for the producer and the consumer. She presented the concept of ECHO- store (Environment, Community, Hope, Organization), a model of small scale organic farming that can provide a supply of safe and nutritious food for domestic and local consumption while promoting healthy diet and ecological integrity. A social enterprise, ECHO-Store is run by an organization within the community thus its focus is more on the capability-building and not on the economic gains.

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