Stories of change: Building competence and confidence in agricultural innovation

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

This book collects 24 stories of change from the EU-funded CDAIS project. Launched in 2015, the overall objective of CDAIS is to make agricultural innovation systems more efficient and sustainable in meeting the demands of farmers, agri-business and consumers. The stories are about the eight pilot countries - in Africa, Asia and Latin America - in which CDAIS operates. Countries and title of the 24 stories are provided below, with date of last update for each story.


01) From farm to agri-business (February 2018)

02) From knowing needs to sowing seeds (March 2018)

03) Growing hope from a new crop (April 2018)


04) From green to silver (December 2017)

05) New markets for mangos (November 2017)

06) Pineapples – putting plans into action (September 2018)

Burkina Faso:

07) A marketplace of innovative ideas (September 2018)

08) Organic certification takes root (January 2018)

09) Women lead the way in rural enterprises (June 2018)


10) Feed Safety – change through learning (September 2017)

11) The need for seed – subtle changes (December 2017)

12) Innovating with chickpea cluster farming (September 2018)


13) Better beans mean better nutrition (April 2018)

14) Avocados – from annual to tree crops (June 2018)

15) Moving to modern beekeeping (August 2018)


16) From potato pests to policy processes (April 2018)

17) Improving coffee by collaboration (June 2018)

18) New markets for cacao producers (June 2018)


19) Seeds of an organic future (December 2017)

20) Pig farmers building bridges to success (June 2018)

21) Cattle producers blazing new trails (June 2018)


22) Cooperation in cassava production (September 2018)

23) Challenges in the milk chain (September 2018)

24) Resolving conflicts in water use (September 2018)

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