SOCIAL LABORATORY

WHY ARE WE A SOCIAL LABORATORY? 

Because, beyond simply carrying out projects in specific regions, we create spaces for collective learning through experimentation and the co-creation of tools and instruments with various members of society.

Our social laboratory’s achievements are collective and have been possible thanks to the participation of more than 40 partners over more than 12 years. We have the support of various actors who share our conviction that the rural sector is a fundamental part of the country’s development.

This model means that decision-making is carried out based on evidence and, using this evidence, blueprints can be replicated, driving the participation of various parties, making an impact on public policies in order to reach more and more people, and more and more territories.

Our actions are based on Theory of Change as a working roadmap.

WHY ARE WE A SOCIAL LABORATORY? 

Because, beyond simply carrying out projects in specific regions, we create spaces for collective learning through experimentation and the co-creation of tools and instruments with various members of society.

Our social laboratory’s achievements are collective and have been possible thanks to the participation of more than 40 partners over more than 12 years. We have the support of various actors who share our conviction that the rural sector is a fundamental part of the country’s development.

This model means that decision-making is carried out based on evidence and, using this evidence, blueprints can be replicated, driving the participation of various parties, making an impact on public policies in order to reach more and more people, and more and more territories.

Our actions are based on Theory of Change as a working roadmap.

Theory of change

This helps us to determine how to achieve real impacts on the rural population and define our contribution to creating sustainable farming systems; the hoped-for result is the transformation of the living conditions of rural families of producers.

Theory of change

This helps us to determine how to achieve real impacts on the rural population and define our contribution to creating sustainable farming systems; the hoped-for result is the transformation of the living conditions of rural families of producers.

The identified challenges are grouped into three working commitments: 
Productive, Knowledge and Country.

The identified challenges are grouped into three working commitments:
Productive, Knowledge and Country.

Productive commitment

Sustainable production

Developing sustainable production units which allow for income generation and contribute, with their portfolio of products, to strengthening territorial food systems, through eco-friendly agricultural practices.

Productive associations

Facilitating access for small-scale producers to territorial markets and promoting self-managed savings groups, which strengthen their representation on a local and regional level.

Healthy food habits

Promoting self-sufficiency of harmless, quality foodstuffs as a fundamental contribution to the food and nutritional security of families and their communities.

Knowledge commitment

Knowledge management is the capacity to take on and document knowledge, create, give meaning to and make extensive use of knowledge in order to strengthen institutional capacities, define models, innovate and create value, with the aim of transforming the living conditions of rural producers.

The results we obtain after applying analytical instruments show social and economic improvements for the involved actors, thus fulfilling our three overarching commitments: the productive commitment, the knowledge commitment and the country commitment.

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Country commitment

The main objective is to have an impact on sustainable rural development throughout Colombia, such that findings and learnings can be scaled and make an impact on the country’s policies.

Productive commitment

Sustainable production

Developing sustainable production units which allow for income generation and contribute, with their portfolio of products, to strengthening territorial food systems, through eco-friendly agricultural practices.

Productive associations

Facilitating access for small-scale producers to territorial markets and promoting self-managed savings groups, which strengthen their representation on a local and regional level.

Healthy food habits

Promote the self-sufficiency of safe and quality food as a fundamental contribution to the food and nutritional security of families and their communities.

Knowledge commitment

Knowledge management is the capacity to take on and document knowledge, create, give meaning to and make extensive use of knowledge in order to strengthen institutional capacities, define models, innovate and create value, with the aim of transforming the living conditions of rural producers.

The results we obtain after applying analytical instruments show social and economic improvements for the involved actors, thus fulfilling our three overarching commitments: the productive commitment, the knowledge commitment and the country commitment.

Country commitment

The main objective is to have an impact on sustainable rural development throughout Colombia, such that findings and learnings can be scaled and make an impact on the country’s policies.