Activities in development cooperation
The AGRIDEA Team for Development Cooperation emerged in 1984 out of the need to gather, analyse, synthesise and make usable the experiences gained with rural extension in developing countries. Meanwhile the team developed into a competence centre for rural development in a broader sense, that combines thematic and process competencies. We offer consulting and capacity building services in all our areas of competence.
Agricultural and rural economic development
We develop concepts, approaches and strategies that contribute to enhancing the livelihoods of rural people and to promoting pro-poor growth in rural areas.
Agricultural advisory and other rural services
Access to know-how, means of production, business services is a pre-condition for agricultural and rural development. These services have been and are now one of the mainstays of our thematic competencies.
Programme cycle management
We provide support, coaching and backstopping in innovative and conventional approaches to programme cycle management. Our most recent acquisition in this respect is expertise in Outcome Mapping.
We facilitate workshops and learning events face-to-face and internet-based, and provide training in facilitation skills and e-moderation. We also coach and accompany all kinds of learning processes.
We engage in exploring, and advising on, approaches and mechanisms for knowledge management, institutional learning and experience capitalisation.
We apply, and we build capacity in, participatory processes, such as for example PLA (Participatory Learning and Action) and PID (Participatory Innovation Development).
We accompany organisational development and change processes.