[Inventory of Official Policy Instruments for Rural Enterprise Development] This reference tool to Colombia's official policy on agriculture and livestock production was prepared within the framework of the project "Institutional alliance to strengthen the public-private system responsible for strengthening entrepreneurial development in rural areas of southeastern Valle del Cauca", financed by the European Commission Delegation for Colombia and Ecuador. The publication, only available in Spanish, aims to facilitate the understanding and use of instruments pertinent to the official policy on agriculture and livestock production by rural development actors, especially final beneficiaries. The document presents a framework of the national policy on agriculture and livestock production and an organized portfolio of policy instruments pertinent to agriculture, livestock production, and rural development. The guide is directed towards leaders of organizations of small rural farmers, professionals, and technicians working at public and private institutions, dedicated to support producer organizations or groups and promote rural development, making decision-making processes easier. 128 p. 21.5 x 27 cm.
Keywords: Rural development; Agricultural policies; Enterprises; Agricultural planning; Small enterprises; Financing; Research support; Resource conservation; Legislation; Rural agroenterprises; Agroindustrial development; Colombia
This guide is the fourth in a series of documents designed to support agencies implementing participatory agroenterprise development programs operating within defined geographical areas. This guide was developed as a key step in the 'area-based approach to rural agroenterprise development'. It is based on the principles of developing market-led interventions that go beyond single intervention projects. The aim of this guide is to enable service providers to work with a range of actors in selected market chains and design interventions that initiate systemic changes in the marketplace. 113 p. 21.5 x 28 cm.
Keywords: Small enterprises; Rural areas; Farmer participation; Market research; Farmers; Small farms; Markets; Developing countries; Participatory research; Productive chains; Rural agroenterprises
[Market Knowledge--The Compass for Innovation] This manual, only available in Spanish, is based on the experiences of Colombian and Nicaraguan agroentrepreneurs who worked as innovation agents in their own agroindustries, chains, and communities, and managed to improve their production systems, productive units, products, marketing, and even organization. The manual aims to present the steps recommended to implement the methodology of Innovation Agents in Rural Agroindustries (GIAR, its Spanish acronym) in a practical, simple, and dynamic manner, thus helping those who want to improve their own agroindustrial chains and begin the road toward value chains. 85 p. 21.5 x 28 cm.
Keywords: Innovation; Enterprises; Agroindustry; Markets; Rapid rural appraisal; Agricultural sector; Farmers associations; Producer cooperatives; El Salvador; Nicaragua; Colombia
This guide is the second in a series of documents designed to support agencies implementing participatory agroenterprise development programs operating within defined geographical areas. The aim of this guide is to provide a systematic means to select and evaluate an area; establish an overall working group to support inter-institutional agroenterprise development; profile client groups to implement enterprises; agree area plans for joint activities. 53 p. 21.5 x 28 cm.
Keywords: Participatory research; Rural development; Enterprises; Small farms; Partnerships; Community involvement; Capacity building; Empowerment; Training; Innovation; Planning
Keywords: Farmers; Markets; Farms; Community involvement; Participatory research
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