TroFaCo was established in 2014. Its founders Steffen Johnsen and Thomas O’Brien Kirk are Danish, part of a large network in Europe and tropical Africa and Asia. We have both worked for many years in international development. Thomas mainly in Africa, Steffen mainly in Asia.
We have especially enjoyed working with farmers’ organisations that strive to serve the interests of their members, have good internal democracy, and where leaders enjoy the trust of the members. We know many such organisations.
We currently collaborate closely with more than 70 farmers’ associations in Cambodia, to build a business that sells credible climate mitigation and provides real benefits to farmers (see more on www.cafaca.com).
Based on this experience we established TroFaCo.
Now we have an agreement in Vietnam to apply our model in cooperation with ActionAid Vietnam and we are testing possibilities in Uganda.