About Us

Our Approach

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