Years of working in development led us to begin forging new ways of partnering with small-scale farmers in our region.
We start by identifying priorities with rural communities and gather relevant solutions that have already been tested elsewhere so communities don't have to spend resources reinventing the wheel.
After, we connect groups of people who can collectively strengthen one another to develop common strategies, budgets, and working structures.
We then work closely with these groups to adapt, innovate, and solve challenges as they test their models on the ground.
Storytelling bringing together people to share ideas, dreams, and experiences
Conversations around alternative ways of collaborating and working together
Collective identification of needs, hopes, opportunities, and challenges
Group processes bringing together diverse people to share knowledge, insights, and available resources
Existing solutions gathered from global networks responding to community priorities
Common agreements among local actors for shared values and collective action
Prototype design of a collective solution that brings together multiple ideas and models
Collective strategy development to plan for implementation of local prototypes
Collaborative budgeting leveraging local resources and requests for external funding
Training in cooperative structures for inclusive, peer-to-peer working
Regular communication and reporting to share progress, challenges, and needs
Adaptive response mechanisms to identify knowledge and resources to new needs
Continual processes of validation for relevance, viability, and impact of models
Analysis of successes, failures, and insights from prototyping process
Curation into accessible videos, illustrative guides, and educational games
Dissemination online and offline to farming families, social actors, and policymakers