Our Capacity Development Process

We partner with companies and organizations to address sustainability issues in value chains and to accelerate farm transformations


Definition of expected outcomes

Joint work with companies and farmers to define outcomes and indicators


Needs and gaps analysis

Identification of gaps, needs, and challenges


Development of tools, solutions and indicators

Design of assistance and improvement strategies


Implementation and coaching

Implementation, deployment and coaching support


Monitor and reporting of indicators

Monitoring of indicators, tracking reports and communication of results and impacts


SAN customized solutions promote change when necessary as well as providing tools to sustain that change over time. Based on the outcomes expected by the company or organization we work with, we develop and implement specific Capacity Development plans to achieve their supply chain and sustainability goals.

Each plan is organized as an individual project that can flex and be adapted depending on our partners’ needs. These plans are based on our best-in-class SAN standard bringing together the most efficient tools and actions to achieve the desired outcomes. Plans may include for example, blended interventions, training, coaching, monitoring and evaluation of results.

SAN develops specific projects for Capacity Development and training, and can also integrate within this additional tools related to Assurance Solutions. For example, SAN diagnostics reports help to define continuous improvement plans for training and coaching, and regular evaluations and monitoring of progress provide inputs about new learning needs. In addition, our higher-level projects using Innovation & Change, usually include Capacity Development components to help reach the desired goals.


Our Capacity Development solutions include:

  • Best agricultural practices and productivity
  • Quality and hygiene
  • Basic accounting and financial management
  • Support for the development of management systems
  • Integrated pest management
  • Farm improvement initiatives
  • Preparation for certification
  • Improving technical team competencies
  • In person and virtual learning strategies