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Institutionalization of AIR 16
Part III: Observations and Conclusions 53
Appendix III: PRODAR Activities 87
Appendix IV: PRODAR and REDAR Survey 103
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
RESUMEN EJECUTIVO Y RECOMENDACIONES
PART I: BACKGROUND, CONTEXT, AND ISSUES
Historical development
The context for PRODAR
The political and economic context
The support-agency context
Mission and objectives
Support-agency objectives for RODAR
Evolution of focus
Working structure
Organizational concept
The REDARs
Coordination levels
PRODAR as an information system
The research fund — FIAR
Training and technical assistance activities
Important issues
Competition, marketing, and scale of operations
Political and policy role of PRODAR
Institutionalization of AIR
The Andean Region
REDAR-Colombia
REDAR-Peru
REDAR-Venezuela
The Central America and Caribbean Region
REDAR-Panama
REDAR-Nicaragua
REDAR-Costa Rica
REDAR-Guatemala
The Southern Cone Region
REDAR-Chile
REDAR-Argentina
REDAR-Uruguay
PART III: OBSERVATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
PRODAR activity impact and outcomes
Identification of constraints to rural agroindustrial growth
Improved network capacity
Information availability and sharing
Research and the FIAR fund
AIR components and marketable products in rural development
Improvement of the socioeconomic situation of the rural poorest
Gender issues
Preservation of natural resources
Resources invested in PRODAR
PRODAR structure, institutional relationships, and activities
Institutional framework and staffing
Planning and follow-up
Information and knowledge dissemination systems
Research support
Donor expectations
Lessons learned and future roles
Structure and relationships
Services and actions
Financing
APPENDIX I: CASE STUDIES
cassava starch and panela plants in North Cauca
cheese in Guatemala."
the development and diffusion of improved mills
and plantain flours in the Peruvian Amazon
APPENDIX II: FUNDING
Table 11-1. Resources provided by PRODAR supporters, 1991—96
Table 11-2. Activities financed by FIAR
APPENDIX III: PRODAR ACTIVITIES
Publications, 1991-96
Andean Region
Central America and the Caribbean Region
Southern Cone Region
Headquarters
Consultancies, 1992-96
Events, 1990-95
Training
Table 111-1. Commercialization courses in the Southern Cone Region, 1994-95
APPENDIX IV: PRODAR AND REDAR SURVEY
APPENDIX V: ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
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Rural Agroindustry in Latin America: An Evaluation of the PRODAR Network

Rural Agroindustry in Latin America: An Evaluation of the PRODAR Network

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In 1996, IDRC, in collaboration with CIRAD and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), designed and carried out an evaluation of PRODAR and its potential for increasing the impact of rural agroindustry and enterprises on development in the region. This publication describes the findings of the mission, as well as those from questionnaire surveys previously conducted at the national network level.This thorough and comprehensive report challenges PRODAR and its supporting donors to strengthen the organization and more actively promote its participation in the development programs of the region. This report will be of value to a wide variety of readers ù development planners, rural-development researchers, technical specialists, nongovernmental organizations, donors, and rural community associations.
In 1996, IDRC, in collaboration with CIRAD and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), designed and carried out an evaluation of PRODAR and its potential for increasing the impact of rural agroindustry and enterprises on development in the region. This publication describes the findings of the mission, as well as those from questionnaire surveys previously conducted at the national network level.This thorough and comprehensive report challenges PRODAR and its supporting donors to strengthen the organization and more actively promote its participation in the development programs of the region. This report will be of value to a wide variety of readers ù development planners, rural-development researchers, technical specialists, nongovernmental organizations, donors, and rural community associations.

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