Agricultural Development

IDEA Ops emphasizes the importance of agricultural education as a means of development.  Our expertise covers everything from horticulture, animal husbandry, ecology, to agribusiness. Education through demonstration consistently proves to be the most effective form of ensuring adoption.

Agribusiness

                                 Improving the livelihoods of the farmers we                                    work with is our top priority.  IDEA Ops                                            strives to achieve this by empowering the farmers through agribusiness opportunities. Wool co-operatives have developed markets for shepherds, vegetable farmers have learned to store and preserve their produce until the prices improve, and industries have developed around niche products like honey and saffron all due to the work of IDEA Ops.

Agriculture Research

                              With advanced experience in global                                                     horticulture and agriculture research, IDEA Ops                               has conducted numerous experiments on improving farming techniques throughout the developing world.  Our research has covered field variety trials of local crops, best teaching methods in regional agricultural education, and methods of diffusion of technology and techniques.

Farmers' Education

                                     Empowering farmers to improve their                                            own situations has proven to be the most effective methods of agricultural development.  IDEA Ops utilizes demonstration farms, lectures, and on-site assessments to best pass on the resources we have to the farmers we are dedicated to servicing.

                                     Empowering farmers to improve their                                            own situations has proven to be the most effective methods of agricultural development.  IDEA Ops utilizes demonstration farms, lectures, and on-site assessments to best pass on the resources we have to the farmers we are dedicated to servicing.

Animal Husbandry

                                 Livestock is often regarded as a savings                                          investment for developing world farmers.  Rather than buying stock, the farmers will buy an animal and watch their investment grow as it gives birth to more investments.  The returns can be high but so are the risks.  IDEA Ops works with farmers to maximize their returns and minimize their risks thus increasing their capacity for improvement and development.