Sponsoring – helping people to help themselves

We support various associations and initiatives that are particularly close to our hearts. There are so many worthy projects that it's very difficult to choose. With every project it's important to us that there is a long-term impact, that management of the donated funds is transparent, and that the project helps people to help themselves

We support these organisations:

Non-profit organisation Tropica Verde

Neudorff supports Tropica Verde

The tropical rainforests are the most species-rich ecosystems on our planet. They stabilise the climate and regulate the global water supply. They yield foodstuffs and raw materials, some of which are also used by Neudorff. The existence of these unique habitats is continually threatened. Large-scale clearing of the valuable timber endangers the finely balanced symbiotic plant and animal communities. Deforested areas lose their topsoil and become desertified, making it impossible for virgin forest to re-establish itself. The impact of the rainforest on our climate is well-known. We must act now to preserve our environment to prevent more serious consequences. That's why we work with the association Tropica Verde e.V. to preserve these forests. Thanks to our collaboration, to date we have protected more than 30 ha of tropical primary forest and supported 5 reforestation projects.
Specifically, we support the following Tropica Verde projects:

  • Monte Alto: Reforestation in the source region of the Rio Nosara. Large areas of valuable rainforest were being cleared in this region for extensive livestock farming. The natural vegetation and the water supply are regenerating; many animal and plant species are returning.   
  • Reserva Finca Curré - the stepping stone in the Talamanca-Caribe biological corridor The coastal rainforests of the Caribbean are under serious threat. The purchase of around 85 hectares of primary forest has protected a valuable link in the Talamanca-Caribe biological corridor from direct clearing.
  • Maquenque - Salvation for the Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus)
    Poaching, illegal trade and the almost total destruction of their habitat have brought the Great Green Macaw to the brink of extinction. By protecting their breeding areas and supporting active environmental education in the region, we are giving the rare parrots a new chance at survival.

Sustainability, whether in our own gardens at home or in the tropical rainforest, is very close to our hearts. By protecting the tropical rainforests we are making an active contribution to CO2 offsetting and to climate protection.
Read more at www.tropica-verde.de

School garden projects

We believe: school garden work is important! Therefore, we support school gardens in many different ways. The National German Association for School Gardens (Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Schulgarten e.V.) receives an annual donation of money to support the aims of the association. Neudorff sponsors a grant in cooperation with the University of Vechta to support scientific research into “school gardens”. You'll find more on the subject of school gardens here. We have already donated products to many schools, which facilitate and enrich the teachers' work and the children's learning experience in school gardens.
Neudorff also thinks beyond national borders and supports a project in Mali, which is supervised by the africa-co-operation e.V. association.

africa-co-operation e.V.

We support this association, which works to provide school children in Mali in West Africa with the means to cultivate their own food in their school gardens.
Secondary schools in Mali are mainly only found in larger towns. As a result, many pupils in Mali have to leave their villages and stay with guest families. They have to pay for their stay with money or food, both of which are in short supply.
Boarding schools with canteens would allow the pupils to concentrate more on their education and with greater success. That's why we support the work of the association, together with local organisations, to develop measures that ensure a reliable supply of vegetables for the school canteen in Fangasso from the school's own garden. This reduces costs in the school canteen and also increases the children's knowledge of natural cultivation methods for indigenous crops.
More on the project at www.africa-co-operation.de