Thematic Focus

We develop specific and tailor-made solutions in these sectoral and thematic areas of focus:


Effective agricultural and rural development:

  • Entrepreneur-driven value chain development, agribusiness and market-orientation
  • Pluralistic and demand-driven delivery of agricultural and financial services
  • Adaptation and effective uptake of technological innovations
  • Local value addition and agro-processing
  • Engaging youth and young entrepreneurs in agriculture and rural development

Green Growth and Climate Change:

  • Climate change adaptation and climate resilient development
  • Climate smart value chain development
  • Localized renewable energy and technology solutions
  • Catchment/watershed management, community-based NRM and agro-forestry

Inclusive and transparent sector governance, devolution and cooperation:

  • Stakeholder-driven coordination and decision-making at the sector and value chain level
  • Policy development, rationalization and implementation
  • Mechanisms for effective sector investment prioritization and planning
  • Analysis, monitoring and evaluation for transparent, evidence-based and result-focused decision-making
  • Decentralization, devolution and intergovernmental coordination for decision-making at lowest relevant level
  • Equitable agricultural development, which respects economic and social diversity, with special emphasis on women and youth

Organizational and institutional solutions for private, public and civil society agents:

  • Organizational capacity analysis and development of private enterprises, public and civil society actors
  • Strategic planning and development
  • Networks, partnerships and alliances
  • Incubation services to emerging rural entrepreneurs
  • Market services
  • Institutional conflict resolution