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Our Experiences

Duration 06.2006 - 05.2009
Country / Region Dominican Republic
Services delivered
  • Design, implementation and documentation of 4 training workshops for a group of extension agents of the Dominican Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Facilitation of the development of a strategic action plan of a farmer association (ASOCITRICO) and elaboration of a project proposal.
  • Training of a group of farmer associations regarding administration and accounting of a commercialization initiative for exporting agricultural products.
Achievements PICOTEAM members participation in the project FISADO (Institutional Strengthening of the Agricultural Sector in Dominican Republic), embedded in the Dominican Ministry for Agriculture focused on two topics:
  • Training of field level extension agents.
  • Strengthening of farmer organisations
Over a period of nine months extension agents were trained in the following issues:
  • Personal Development
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Facilitation of activities with farmer organisations
  • Organizing Team Work
  • Organisational development of Farmer organisations of second o third level
  • Conflict Management
Extension agents have developed new competencies to perform better in the facilitation of farmer groups development processes.
PICOTEAM also facilitated the development processes of two farmer organisations. Together with the farmer association ASOCITRICO the following results were achieved:
  • An organizational and organisational assessment of ASOCITRICO.
  • A medium term development plan for the association in form of a strategic action plan. The plan is used as a practical guide for focussing the association’s activities on their main challenges.
  • A project proposal for co-funding of smaller development initiatives of ASOCITRICO in the frame of the development plan. The proposal was presented to the French Embassy, has a budget of around 100.000 Euro and has been implemented since then.
PICOTEAM members train a network of different farmer organisations which jointly export orange peel to Europe. The work focus is around:
  • Strengthening the administration competencies of the group.
  • Strengthening the accounting competencies of the group.
  • Acquainting knowledge on export procedures.
  • Legal incorporation of farmer organisations.
Partners Dominican Ministry for Agriculture, project FISADO
Farmer Associations
Funding Organisation AFD (French Development Agency)
PICOTEAM members involved Henning Peter, Angela Tejada and 5 associated consultants
Links / Publications

http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/france-priorities_1/development_2108/french-policy_ 2589/aid-instruments_2674/priority-solidarity-fund_3289/projects-approved-in-2001_3364/search-by-country 3365/dominican-republic_3376/institutional-support-for-the-dominican-agricultural-sector-fisado_4130.html