Environmental benefits + localised strategy + appropriate technology = MAXIMUM – IMPACT
In the past 35 years there has been a resurgence of interest in sustainable agriculture for growers, and many advancements have been made by combining traditional techniques with modern science. We at Maximpact also understand the new opportunities that are arising for developing countries through technology.
The program’s modules are designed to give our trainers the know-how to share with farmers the skills to succeed no matter what size parcel they are on or what crop they are growing. Our applied methods and techniques transfer from crop to crop to help growers navigate the global marketplace and local climate.
Maximpact training can revitalize agriculture in each bioregion, and provide upward economic mobility through the employment of farmers, businesses and local enterprises.
Our team of experts solves regional challenges by leveraging the best combination of appropriate technology, modern science, and established methods to customize local solutions that work within specific geographic and cultural frameworks. These solutions can bring new insight into areas that have been hit hard by environmental changes, or have been left out of the expanding economies of globalization.
Maximpact trainers share methods by which small holders can combine their resources into effective cooperative interest groups and form linkages with NGOs and funding partners. By informing and providing a successful framework for lenders, NGOs, farmers groups and growers can form a united value chain, linking the economic development of a region to the demands of the national and global markets.
Through insight into the regional challenges and an appropriate skillset to revitalize agriculture, Maximpact can help to improve agribusiness and allow opportunities for small growers to participate fully in local and global markets.
Pioneers of Change
Maximpact assigned the initial role of capacity building in the agriculture sector to NGOs, who are implementing small farmers’ projects and businesses to act as agents of change in their local communities.
The program will equip trainers with the needed tools and knowledge to:
- Understand how to transfer the most advanced technical knowledge to support creation of sustainability and cost-effective service to farmers in these times of diminishing external support and resource scarcity.
- Gain most advanced technical knowledge relevant to growers in order to build their capacity to influence negative perceptions, attitudes and behaviors on the part of government and other agriculture policy and decision makers towards traditional small-scale farms. Modernized active small-scale farmers can be viewed as important contributors to strategies for national economic growth rather than as obstacles to development and passive recipients of handouts and aid.
Maximpact recognises that professionals coming from the NGO, incubator and accelerator sectors require the integrated knowledge offered in this capacity building program so they can successfully advocate for change or implement programs and projects in the agriculture sector.
We believe that a ‘train-the-trainer’ approach is a powerful tool, that can help build capacity among small growers, stakeholders and communities involved in managing the agriculture sector.