Agriculture & Rural Development
Consia has in-house experience - technical as well as at the managerial and institutional level – from the formulation and implementation of agriculture and rural development projects and programmes in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This includes experience from donor supported sector wide programmes (SWAP) with a strong element of organisational strengthening and institutional development comprising both public sector institutions and private sector organisations.
Through technological know-how and technical assistance transfers, Consia recognises the need to design, plan and implement environmental programmes through participatory governance, legislation screening, legal support, institutional building and development. Training, awareness raising, and analysis of alternative resources and income generation are key elements to any programme, as are stakeholder-building and cross-sector cooperation, with. for example, agriculture, forestry, urban development and tourism.
Consia has the competencies to capacity-build the professional and institutional abilities required within the environment sector of a country or region, as well as to construct demonstration or pilot programmes designed to combat the environmental problems faced in the development of a country.
What we offer
In a developing environment, integrated development programmes occupy a pivotal role. Income enhancement is a positive and important indicator of poverty alleviation to which all development activities are addressed. Certain basic technical and socio-economic criteria can be employed - large scale, reaching the poor, providing easy access to savings and credit services, mechanisms for cost recovery and financial sustainability.