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Learning Alliance


Strengthen member producer associations in organizational development and enterprise planning; Knowledge management for sustainable and inclusive value chains



Period Active

Cycle #1 of learning: 2008 - 2010

Cycle #2 of learning: 2010 - 2012

Cycle #3 of learning: 2011 - 2013

Cycle #4 of learning: 2014 - 2016


The Learning Alliance of Nicaragua (ADA Nicaragua) is a platform of research and development organizations, international aid groups and local actors begun in 2008.


Its objective is to establish processes for shared learning between development agencies, research institutions, local actors and private actors, inclusive of technical cooperation and funding. This action will facilitate the development of effective strategies and tools for sustainable rural economic development.


Moreover, interactions between members promote knowledge management, foment the design of public and private policy that provide incentive for the development of sustainable and inclusive value chains, as well as associated research activity all with the ultimate goal of rural development.

Principal Activities

1) The development of methodological guides for strengthening organizational and business development, with a focus on value chains, for producer organizations.


2) Design and implementation of the cycle of learning such that representatives from producer organizations can enhance their management capacity.


3) Systemization of experience shared in the cycles of learning.


CATIE, Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), la Fundación para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Agropecuario y Forestal de Nicaragua (FUNICA), VECO MA and SWISS CONTACT


Each member participates in funding the project.

More Information

Raúl E. Gutiérrez Meza, Technical Coordinator for Nicaragua, CATIE Nicaragua (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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