CA 17 International is a French company specialized primarily in the provision of consultancy services in rural and agricultural development. Additionally, the company is also active in the promotion of good governance, technical assistance to clients in recipient countries and the rational management of natural resources.
The company was originally created by an agronomist in association with the Chamber of Agriculture of the Charente-Maritime region (France) in order to promote the experience and know-how of the region to an international clientele. The Charente-Maritime region has a reputation of excellence in land use management, sustainable exploitation of natural resources and economic development based on the participation of the rural stakeholders.
Their mission: Support their partners and clients in countries receiving international funding in order that they may successfully implement their development projects. They achieve this by mobilizing their skills and capacities and providing reliable and efficient technical expertise.
They work with passion for a supportive and equitable economic development of rural areas, ensuring a sustainable and responsible management of natural resources.
Their project interventions are designed to systematically transfer competencies and experience to local operators, public or private structures, governments, institutions or communities that they support.
Their strength lies in their ability facilitate practical transfer of know-how in rural and local development from their European institutional partners who have a long history working in or supporting the rural sector. Their partners have capitalized this expertise and have constantly improved and adapted to change for over 50 years.In order to achieve this, they create synergies between consulting professionals and representatives from their network of partners, which are among global centers of excellence (chambers of agriculture and commerce, international and cooperation research organizations, specialized training centers, professional rural organizations, etc.).