The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Jorge Chavez-Tafur

Former Coordinator of the project at CTA


Since July 2016, Jorge Chavez-Tafur works as knowledge management officer at CTA, coordinating the Experience Capitalisation project implemented in different parts of the world in collaboration with FAO, IICA and IFAD. He is also a guest lecturer at Universidad Agraria La Molina, where he focuses on "sistematización" as an approach for drawing lessons from rural development initiatives. He worked for many years as consultant with ETC Andes, worked as editor of the "LEISA magazine" and was also editor-in-chief of "Farming Matters"; today he is also member of the editorial team of the KM4D journal.




  1. Oct 2

    CTA/PAFO - Experience capitalisation and knowledge management workshop

    Based upon the collaboration in support of selected farmers' organisations-led businesses supported by CTA and partners, the workshop proposes to:Review the results and lessons learned from the supported cases at national level after the support provided by CTA, PAFO and AgriCord members.Identify further business cases whi…
  2. Oct 2

    Vijabiz - Experience capitalisation workshop

    The process of experience capitalisation starts with a first workshop, in Nakuru, Kenya at the Merica Hotel and includes representatives of the organisations participating in the Vijabiz project. 

  3. Oct 2

    Experience capitalisation institutionalisation workshop

    The main objective of CTA's experience capitalisation project has been to encourage the adoption of the approach - its regular use by projects and organisations. Largely as the result of the work done by many facilitators, it is now possible to see many cases where this institutionalisation process is already taking place, in different parts of the world. 

  4. Oct 2

    Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development - Pacific region

    CTA is hosting a knowledge management workshop as part of the ‘Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development’ project between 5 and 9 February 2018 in the Fijian capital of Suva. The 3-year project started in April 2016 with the aim to facilitate the wider use of experience capitalisation processes in rural development initiatives, as an approach…


  1. Oct 2

    Experience Capitalization

    Capitalizing on experiences for greater impact in rural development was a large-grant project, which was supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and agreed with CTA in March 2016. It was implemented together with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agricult…