OUR APPROACH

We firmly believe that for a development approach to have a lasting impact, partner-country stakeholders and beneficiaries must claim it as their own. This belief guides every step of our project management approach.

From beginning to end, our projects encourage participation and collaboration. We involve developing country partners at the outset of projects to define goals and indicators, and at regular intervals through progress reviews.

OUR PROCESS

Agriteam offers a range of services to our clients and partners, which can be provided on a stand-alone basis or combined in different ways within a larger project or program.

PROJECT & INVESTMENT FEASIBILITY STUDIES
A core Agriteam capability is providing our clients with the information they require to finalize their decisions to start or expand their business, or to determine the feasibility of an investment or projected plan of action. Our technical specialists possess extensive industry experience and can conduct physical and economic feasibility studies, social/gender assessments, site assessments, industry analysis, environmental scans; and provide contacts with local and national governments
PROJECT DESIGN & PLANNING
We believe that a successful project can usually be traced back to the effort, care and skill that were applied to its initial planning. Agriteam has developed a methodology in planning and design that is framed by the principles of results-based management (RBM), appreciative inquiry, and capacity building, including: inclusion of local expertise; identifying and building on local successes; self-assessment practices; and participatory methodologies.
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION & MANAGEMENT
At Agriteam, we undertake project activities as a means to an end—results—and measure the success of our work on this basis. We do not consider project activities and inputs as sufficient in and of themselves—they have to produce developmental outcomes that respond to the stated needs of our clients and partners. We work with our partners to identify the results they want to achieve, reach consensus on the methodology for achieving them and together, we determine the roles and responsibilities each stakeholder needs to fulfill to reach goals and measure success. With desired results articulated and shared, we adjust activities and inputs so that developmental change can progress in a timely fashion.
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT & INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING
Agriteam is strongly committed to a capacity development approach in our work. This means we design and implement our projects in a way that empowers our partners to set their own development goals, improve their ability to meet these goals, and continue to apply best practices and knowledge gained through the project long after it ends, and thus take charge of their own development path
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Our approach to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is characterized by participation: we work with stakeholders to look at both developmental results and success factors. We conduct an objective analysis of issues affecting performance including: achievement of results; cost effectiveness; relevance; sustainability; partnership; appropriateness of design; and resource utilization and timely action. We have developed and implemented numerous M&E frameworks for projects that we manage, and provided M&E services for other projects, programs and organizational assessments.

OUR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT MODEL

Agriteam’s four-stage capacity development model helps our client-partners to: establish local ownership and consensus about the need for change; build capacity in priority areas; apply the improved capacity so it supports improved performance; and support the broader institutionalization of changes for sustainability.
Follow-up support is integrated into all our capacity development interventions to ensure that new knowledge and skills have the chance to flourish and move beyond the individual and even the organizational level to become systemic and truly sustainable.

PARTNERING FOR RESULTS

Over our 30 year history, Agriteam has cultivated an extensive network of partners and associates, including Canadian and international institutions representing the public sector, private sector, non-government sector and academia to design and deliver technical assistance projects and programs around the world. While each of these partnerships has been established in the context of a specific project, the resulting professional relationships have been maintained over time.

PRIORITIES & GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Every successful project needs to consider and address issues related to gener equality and human rights, good governance and environmental sustainability. Agriteam strives to ensure that these themees are incorporated in all aspects of the projects we implement.

Agriteam is commited to doing its part to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which include helping people access economic opportunities and secure stable livelihoods to help lift them out of poverty; helping children receive an inclusive, quality eduation for lifelong learning; helping ensure families and communities have access to sufficient health care facilities and materials; helping to build strong, safe and resilient communities; helping to conserve the environment and combat climate change; and supporting a world where women and girls recieve equal treatment and are empowered.

PARTNERSHIPS

Agriteam has worked with more than 3,000 partners from government departments and agencies, non governmental organizations, universities and colleges, and the private sector.

GENDER EQUALITY

About 94% of the projects Agriteam has implemented have addressed gender equality challenges and provided opportunities for women’s empowerment.

ENVIRONMENT

Agriteam works with governments at all levels, civil society organizations and vulnerable households and communities to address environmental sustainability and adaptation to climate change.

GOVERNANCE

Agriteam develops strategies to promote inclusive governance and to inform and empower people living in poverty to know and act upon their rigths in 80% of our projects.

INNOVATION

Agriteam is always looking for opportunities to incorporate innovative models and methods to deliver lasting, positive change.