The Capacity Development (CD) for Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) Cycle

A cycle of five stages is proposed for the operationalization of Capacity Development (CD) interventions at the level of an innovation niche, within organizations and networks (and individuals within these) and addressing the enabling environment. The CD for Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) Cycle aims to stimulate learning and interaction among the three dimensions of CD to develop an effective AIS that is capable of adapting and responding to new and emerging challenges. The CD for AIS Cycle should not be viewed as a one-off, closed process with a clear start and finish. It represents just one cycle in a continuum or spiral of action, reflection, learning, adaptation and implementation of the CD process.