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{slider=1. What is Procasur?}

Procasur is a global catalyst for change, dedicated to harvesting innovations and spreading opportunities. We are a nonprofit organization with offices in Latin America, Africa and Asia; and have facilitated knowledge management for development opportunities, through processes such us our signature Learning Routes, in over 20 countries.

Procasur is specialized in harvesting and scaling-up homegrown innovations. Our mission is to foster local knowledge exchange to end rural poverty. By sharing innovations through customized local knowledge-management tools and learning methodologies, we connect global institutions with local talents, providing the structured learning platforms necessary to spread innovation.

Procasur is a knowledge warehouse for international institutions, and a bridge for integrated and inclusive communication between women and men, development practitioners, advocates, and policymakers. We improve practical skills in rural development.{/slider}

{slider=2. What does Procasur do?}

  • We promote local knowledge exchange to end rural poverty.
  • We provide knowledge brokering for rural development projects.
  • We harvest and scale-up homegrown innovations in rural development. {/slider}

{slider=3. Who do you do it for? / Who does Procasur Cater to? }

  • For small-scale farmers, their organizations, communities and cooperatives in the Global South.
  • For those dealing with rural development knowledge management issues.
  • For women, men, youth, communities and organizations that have implemented innovative and successful solutions in diverse rural development issues.
  • We help allocate public funds to rural populations linked to development projects in an accountable, competitive, inclusive and transparent manner. {/slider}

{slider=4. Why work with Procasur?}

  • A better chance to enhance their livelihoods and improve their subsistence strategies.
  • Development project staff and grantees learn to document, systematize, share and scale up successful practices and experiences in more effective ways. {/slider}

{slider=5. Why is Procasur different?}

  • Unlike paternalist approaches we build local capacities and foster local talents to empower communities, businesses and marginalized groups.
  • We believe that knowledge is power, and that by promoting homegrown knowledge exchange, we can end worldwide poverty. {/slider}

{slider=6. What single thing does your company do better than any other? }

  • We deliver concrete results on the ground and better development effectiveness.
  • We bring validated innovation plans for rural development, able to be replicated on wider scales.
  • We share innovations through tried-and true customized Local knowledge management tools and methodologies. {/slider}

{slider=7. What is a Learning Route?}

The Learning Route is a capacity-building tool with a proven track record of successfully integrating local knowledge and experiences, in development with innovation and the best practices from the field, that have scaling-up potential.

The Learning Route is based on the idea that successful solutions to existing problems are already present within rural areas, and that those solutions might be adapted and spread to other contexts.

Over the years and in rural contexts across several continents the Learning Route has shown to be a powerful method to foster capacity-building through peer-to-peer sharing of knowledge and face-to-face interactions. {/slider}

{slider=8. The Learning Route cycle: }

Step 1. Best practices are identified and systematically organised to promote the adoption and scaling-up of innovative processes.

Step 2. People who are successful in their own work are trained to become capacity builders, with their personal experiences as the source of training.

Step 3. Participants in the Route have opportunities to directly gather knowledge from successful experiences in the field. Interest and curiosity arises from the exchanges with “the Champions”, leaders and practitioners of those successful experiences.

Step 4. Finally, when participants return to their organizations they will have the knowledge and tools to innovate and generate results. {/slider}