About the AGRIDEA Team for International Cooperation
Who we are
Around 15 professional staff with varied backgrounds such as crop production, animal husbandry, rural economics, environmental sciences, farm and home economics work for the AGRIDEA Team for International Cooperation to varying degrees. They bring along a broad spectrum of professional experience and diverse further trainings in social sciences, communication, coaching, facilitation, supervision, adult education, rural tourism etc. Some are fully engaged in international cooperation, while others work in Switzerland as well as abroad. We work in interdisciplinary teams that are carefully composed for each specific task. When required, we also draw in the specific knowhow of our colleagues who work only in Switzerland.
Among our typical clients are rural development programmes, donor agencies, agricultural advisers, teachers and researchers, producer organisations, environmental organisations, policy makers, farmers and other rural entrepreneurs.
Coping with change is the major challenge for people and institutions in rural areas around the world. We support their endeavours to improve their livelihoods and self-reliance by advising, training, process coaching and facilitating, and dissemination of information. In order to utilise synergies we maintain links with other experienced institutions and individuals.
There are many ways in which we work together with partners. Our credo is to work as tailor-made as possible in order to satisfy the needs and wishes of the clients. Unique is the combination of professional experience with excellent communication capability and enthusiasm. We generally see ourselves as facilitators of learning processes, who contribute as much as necessary with our thematic knowledge and skills. In other situations we contribute with our conceptual understanding, and we are always ready to discover, explore and develop new topics.
Our central values are quality, competence, responsibility, confidence and respect. Our objective is to combine existing knowledge and diverse experiences to create solutions that are innovative, effective, practical and consensus-oriented.
Countries of experience
We have long- and shortterm working experience in a broad range of countries around the world:
Asia: Laos, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Kyrgyzstan, Usbekistan, Phillippines, Lebanon
Africa: Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Ethiopia, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Lesotho, Tchad
Latin America: Bolivia, Honduras, Mexico, Brasil, Guatemala
Europe: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Latvia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland