Fintrac has demonstrated a strong commitment to collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) for 26 years. We have embraced a market systems approach to expanding the capacities of governments, civil society organizations, and commercial companies, and strive to remain flexible and responsive to their input and feedback. We consistently evolve our methodologies to improve agricultural productivity and increase smallholder incomes and resiliency.
From launching our own customizable data collection software to developing and demonstrating appropriate technologies to designing online technical training, Fintrac is at its core a learning organization. We are committed to sharing our findings with all stakeholders to maximize efficiency and optimize results.
Our work is rooted in a deep understanding of our clients and the context within which they live, and we are currently on track to meet our latest goal of improving the food security of 5 million people over 5 years.
During our CLA campaign, we examined and explored the myriad ways Fintrac collaborates, learns, and adapts to remain at the forefront of the next frontier of innovation in agriculture. Please join us and share your experiences!
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- Why is there such a push to invest in collaborating, learning, and adaption programming?
A comprehensive learning approach ensures development investments add up to more than the sum of their parts, that new knowledge is acted upon in
timely and strategic ways, and that results are maximized.
- With whom does Fintrac collaborate, and how?
From discussing performance indicators with USAID to interviewing private sector leaders in countries where we work, we are committed to understanding the sector from the smallest farmer up through the policies that govern its laws and regulations. We routinely conduct in-country interviews and data
collection surveys, attend industry workshops to help drive policy discussions, and share information among our worldwide staff through an internal e-learning platform.
- What’s an example of something Fintrac learned? How did this inform future decisions?
Our recently released topic paper from Tanzania is a great example of how we continue to use lessons learned from projects, even after they’re over, to inform planning and programming for new projects. We employ a continuous feedback loop across all our projects and departments to ensure that what
we’ve learned in Cambodia, for example, informs decisions we make in Honduras.
- What are some examples of innovation Fintrac has piloted and/or implemented?
That’s what this campaign will focus on! We’ll be sharing examples of innovation from our projects around the world, including how we adapt our data collection methods; how we are improving connectivity through mobile applications; and what we’re doing to innovate for the future.