American Friends of VECO (Vredeseilanden vzw) Fund

VECO - Vredeseilanden (BE) A Project of V | KBFUS Funds

Vredeseilanden's activities are based on the philosophy and moral credit of Dominique Pire, winner of the Nobel price for peace in 1958. Our social mission is to contribute to international co-operation with a view to sustainable development and international solidarity.

Vredeseilanden wants to contribute to viable livelihoods of organized family farmers in the South and the North. We choose family farmers as starting point in the implementation of our mission. Income from sustainable agriculture is a key element in livelihood improvement. We contribute to their empowerment to improve their position in the whole agricultural chain, from production to consumption. In these chains consumer demand and markets are driving forces. Therefore, Vredeseilanden facilitates marketing initiatives identified and defined by the farmers.

Through 7 regional Vredeseilanden Offices (VECOs) we support development programs in Africa, Asia and Latin-America. We co-operate closely with 149 organizations. One third are farmer organizations.

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For gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write "American Friends of VECO (Vredeseilanden vzw) Fund" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.