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Evaluation and Development of the Organization

The organization’s viability problems were identified in the organizational self-assessment exercises conducted by an external facilitator in 2002, 2005, 2010 and 2013-2014 and external assessment conducted in 2001 by MDF Netherlands. It have prepared the development plans and organizational development strategies taking into account the wishes and actions proposed in the development plans, but considering the longer term vision of the organization and entourage and general directions of the organization’ activities.

NGO BIOS members and staff acquired expertise in modern methods of training in sustainable agriculture, environmental protection, entrepreneurship, rural businesses in various training programmes, such as: training courses in: participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation (Wageningen International, the Netherlands, 2009), the structure and the decision making process of the EU institutions as well as the role of the European Associations present in Brussels (NGO “European Citizen Action Service”, Brussels, Belgium, 2007); organic agriculture and agrotourism (Dolnośląska Fundacja Ekorozwoju Lowersilesian Foundation for Sustainable Development, Wrocław, Poland, 2005); best agricultural practices (Carl Bro, Denmark, Secretariat of Danube Convention, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, 2006); community sustainable development (Overseas Development Group, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 2004); participatory technology development, (ODG, UEA, Norwich, UK, 2003); participatory farmer research, (ODG, UEA, Chisinau, Moldova, 2003); sustainable agriculture and participatory training (ODG, UEA, Norwich, UK, 2001); monitoring and evaluation of the projects, programs, organizations (ETC International, the Netherlands, Chisinau, Moldova, 2001); institutional development and organisational strengthening for NGOs (MDF, the Netherlands, Chisinau, 2001); entrepreneurship, business and methodology of training (Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2001); methodology for participatory training, (Edinburgh, UK, 1994; Mangalia, Romania, 2001); sustainable land use management on the slopes (Regional Scholar Exchange Program, Oxford, USA, 1997); participatory methodology for carrying out social surveys (WB, Chisinau, 1997); environment impact assessment, European Summer School: Sciences, Society, Environment, (Chamrousse, France, 1995); strategic planning and economic development (University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1995). The acquired expertise was practically employed in development and delivery of participatory training events for farmers and for extension and training providers of the National Farmers’ Federation of Moldova (NFFM), Agricultural University of Moldova, colleges, NGOs working in the rural areas.

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