Program for Inclusive Rural Development

About the program

The Program for Inclusive Rural Development (PRODERI) is an initiative of the Government of Argentina partially funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Spain’s Food Security Co-financing Facility Trust Fund. The PRODERI aims to promote the improvement of social and productive conditions for poor rural families and increase their incomes as a result of increased production, insertion in value chains and creating job opportunities. The program is national in scope, with priority for the northwestern provinces and includes a progressive reach to the rest of the country with a temporary extension of six years.

Country Argentina
Home 2011
End 2017
Classification Technical Assistance, Development of production chains, Financing and credit, Investigación y tecnología
FNS Dimension Disponibilidad


  • Modernize, expand and increase production of family farming.
  • Support family farmers to join markets and value chains in a sustainable manner over time.
  • Create alliances between different economic stakeholders for better access to markets.
  • Efficiently finance investments and working capital to increase production, productivity and incomes of family farmers.
  • Generate employment opportunities and improve the income of women, youth and rural workers.
  • Strengthen organizations and rural cooperatives.
Components and/or products
  • Income generation, production, competitiveness, market access.
  • Capacity building for technology transfer, productive technical assistance and strengthening human and social capital.
  • Management, coordination and administration of the Program and Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Management and Knowledge.

The program puts forward a scheme of support and assistance, guided by the characteristics of the groups that participate: a) In the case of Family Farmers, it seeks to link them to value chains and markets, to improve significantly their income. b) In the case of families from rural areas that live in social vulnerability, it aims to improve the conditions of socio-productive infrastructure of each community to make progress of their living conditions.

Based on the active participation of organizations and communities (native and aboriginal), the PRODERI presents a strategy of territorial intervention made up of specific investment proposals (Business Plans and Projects) that fall within the Territorial Development Plan of each province.

Investments are funded through the Fund for Productivity and Market Access (FOPAM) and Revolving Fund for Working Capital, called Operational Capital Fund for Organizations (FOCUS). Business Plans can be submitted by producers and producers of associated family farming and social and / or productive organizations, which develop business proposals linked to existing production chains in the territory. The projects, to be presented by the communities or organizations, are investment proposals aimed at enhancing the quality of life of rural communities, either through productive projects for self-consumption and / or for the market, for community, social, productive and / or commercial infrastructure projects. Proposals can also be funded towards making progress in the process of land regularization. Business Plans and Projects are complemented by the instruments provided by the PRODERI for technical assistance and training. Any investment proposal is accompanied by a Plan of Technical Assistance and Training that identifies the technical requirements and the necessary activities associated with the implementation of plans or projects, in order to promote their successful implementation and achieving set Objective.

 All of PRODERI´s financial support tools are integrated to the actions currently underway in the provinces. Thus, it seeks to strengthen the capacity of production and income generation of the family farming sector promoting environmental sustainability, equity and inclusion of the sector.

Target population

Families with farms; families belonging to indigenous peoples settled in rural areas with Unsatisfied Basic Needs (NBI); women belonging to heads of families of the aforementioned or heads of households; youth (women and men) belonging to the aforementioned as heads of families or family groups similar to those described before with or without access to land, and transient rural workers with or without access to land.

The target population is classified into two groups:

  • Families of Family Farming – FF (corresponding to the FF categories A, B and C developed by PROINDER):
  1. Category A: These are small family farmers, whose resources do not enable them to live solely from their exploitation, so they must resort to work outside the farm. This category possesses accentuated structural conditions of poverty.
  2. Category B: These are small family farmers who have an obvious shortage of resources (land, capital, equipment), so much so that they have difficulties to evolve by expanding its production system. They maintain activity by simple reproduction. They have a very sporadic relation to productive markets. Depending on the level of income, all households included in this category are potential beneficiaries of the program.
  3. Category C: They are mostly producers that have a relation with markets and with some level of minimum capitalization and participate in moderately consolidated associative forms. This category considers those households whose annual net income is up to twice the minimum wage (effective to date) of rural workers.
  • Families belonging to vulnerable populations: These groups correspond to:
  1. Indigenous peoples;
  2. Residents settled in rural areas with Unsatisfied Basic Needs (NBI);
  3. Women belonging to the family groups of Family Farming or female heads of families that operate with characteristics belonging to Family Farming Category A who have no connection to productive chains;
  4. Youth (women and men) belonging to FF or FF heads of families not eligible under FF category groups;
  5. Transient rural workers with or without access to land and with lower household incomes than those by defined limits.


The program is national in scope, with priority for the northwestern provinces and considers a progressive reach to the rest of the country, with temporary extension of six years.

Geographical coverage Rural
Annual budget

Total: USD$112,6 million.

Responsible organism

Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca

Executing organism Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca
Financial sources

Funded by the National State through direct funding and loans made through international organizations: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Spain’s Food Security Co-financing Facility Trust Fund.