ORGANISATION

Latin American Center for Rural Development (RIMISP)

Aims to strengthen the agricultural knowledge and information systems for the sustainable development of small scale agriculture in Latin America.

Has its origin in 1986, in a series of meetings between researchers, extensionists and rural development workers, who were concerned with finding innovative solutions to common problems that were limiting the impact and efficiency of their projects and organizations. RIMISP has 37 institutional members, in 11 countries. The organizations that make up the network are both governmental (64%) and non-governmental (36%). About 38% are agricultural research institutes, 23% are dedicated to rural development and agricultural extension, 21% to higher education, and the remaining 18% includes social science research institutes and organizations involved in the design and operation of information management systems.

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