Founded in 1986, Rimisp – Latin American Center for Rural Development is a regional non-profit organization that conducts applied research in support of institutional change, productive transformation and capacity building of actors and social groups in Latin American rural societies.
Its mission is to stimulate institutional, economic and social changes that can make Latin America a prosperous, fair and sustainable region. To this end, Rimisp gives importance to investing in building relationships with a variety of partners, and to networking with them along principles of mutual trust, reciprocity and respect.
Its sources of funding come largely from international cooperation. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada), the Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO, The Netherlands), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Ford Foundation (USA) and New Zealand’s Aid Program (NZAP) are among those having supported the work of Rimisp.