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In this section you can find the main resources developed by the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP)

 

Common Framework Volumes

 

The Common Framework developed by TAP proposes a practical approach to development of capacities for agricultural innovation.

 

Conceptual Diagram of an Agricultural Innovation Systems
The 3 dimensions of Capacity Development
The 4 + 1 Capacities
Definitions
The Framework is composed of three volumes and provides concepts, principles, methodologies and tools to better understand the architecture of Agricultural Innovation Systems and to plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and bring coherence to the Capacity Development interventions.

 

Capacity Development Manuals

 

This trainers’ manual collection was produced as part the Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS) project. The project was implemented by Agrinatura and FAO in partnerhsip with national partners from eight pilot countries) focusing on strengthen the capacity of countries and key stakeholders to innovate in complex agricultural systems, thereby achieving improved rural livelihoods.
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TAP Tools

FAO in collaboration with Agrinatura has produced a series of factsheets outlining tools and approaches to promote capacity development projects for agricultural innovation systems (AIS). The tools are designed with a view to the practical implementation of the principles of the Common Framework of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP). They have been applied in the CDAIS project.

Other TAP resources

This section contains other resources developed by the Tropical Agriculture Platform, such as practical implementation tools and factsheets for Capacity Development, Success stories from implemented projects, TAP Charter, TAP annual reports, and many more.');

National Agricultural Innovation System Assessment in Lao PDR. Consolidated report

In Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), agricultural innovation has the potential to improve livelihoods of farmers and rural people, improve food and nutrition security, and allow for sustainable management of natural resources. In order to enable innovation, a  well-functioning national Agriculture Innovation System (AIS) should encourage better coordination among the different stakeholders, including national organizations and the private sector. The present assessment report provides a comprehensive understanding of the current status of the natio...
2021

Developing capacities in agricultural innovation systems: scaling up the Tropical Agriculture Platform Framework - The TAP-AIS project

This brochure wants presents the five-year TAP-AIS project (2019-2024) funded by the European Union under the DeSIRA Initiative and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The project has the main objective to strengthen capacities to innovate in national agricultural innovation systems (AIS) in the context of climate-relevant, productive, and sustainable transformation of agriculture and food systems in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.
2021

Capacity for Change: Common Framework on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems - Flyer - 2019

This flyer provides an overview of the TAP Common Framework on Capacity Development (CD) for Agriculture Innovation System (AIS). The objective of the Common Framework is to consolidate the different approaches to CD for AIS, and make interventions more coherent and effective. 
2019

Catalysing Innovation in Agriculture Conversations Of change

The experiences shared in this book of Conversations of Change capture the outcomes of three years’ work conducted by the eight CDAIS country teams from Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Laos and Rwanda. Collected between January and March 2019, they provide insights and perspectives of different actors engaged in the different capacity strengthening processes, within individuals and innovation niche partnerships, and at organisational and national level. These conversation stories highlight the complementary and cumulative benefits from combining work in all lev...
2019

Report of "Strengthening Agricultural Innovation Systems for Family Farming. Multi-stakeholder processes to develop capacities to innovate for food and nutrition security", Side Event No.94 of the Committee on World Food Security (October 2019)

This report describes the main themes and issues discussed during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at the side event  "Strengthening Agricultural Innovation  Systems for Family Farming.  Multi-stakeholder processes to develop capacities to innovate for food and nutrition security",  which took place on Thursday 17 October 2019 at FAO Headquarters (Rome, Italy). This side event showcased and discussed evidence from success stories, emphasizing the contributions of research and extension and rural advisory services among other innova...
2019

Strengthening Agricultural Innovation Systems for Family Farming. Multi-stakeholder processes to develop capacities to innovate for food and nutrition security, 17 October 2019, Side Event No.94 of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

These presentations have been used during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at the side event  "Strengthening Agricultural Innovation  Systems for Family Farming.  Multi-stakeholder processes to develop capacities to innovate for food and nutrition security", held on 17 October 2019.  The side event pointed out that: - Innovation is the driving force that can transform food systems and lift family farmers out of poverty to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. - Multi-stakeholder processes which revolve aro...
2019

TAP Newsletter - Issue September 2019 (period: November 2018 - September 2019)

The Newsletter of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) provides regular updates on global activities by TAP and its partners, on the CDAIS projects and on upcoming related events. This issue specifically refers to the period from November 2018 to September 2019.
2019

Common Framework on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems - Synthesis document (Hindi Version)

The Synthesis Document, here in its Hindi version, provides a synthesis of concepts and principles of the Common Framework developed under the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP). The objective of the TAP Common Framework is to promote better coherence and greater impact of capacity development in support of agricultural innovation in the Tropics. Developed in 2015 through a highly participatory process, it was agreed that the Framework should provide conceptual underpinnings and practical guidance. The TAP Common Framework has been tested in 8 pilot countries (Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina...
2019

TAPipedia: knowledge sharing in support of capacity development for agricultural innovation - Flyer

This flyer aims at promoting TAPipedia: developed within the context of Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP), it is an information sharing system designed to enhance knowledge exchange in support of Capacity Development (CD) for Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS). TAPipedia aims to be a global information system for good CD practices, innovation outputs, success stories and lessons learned.
2019

G20 Stock taking Exercise 2019. Report on the Tropical Agriculture Platform

This report provides an overview of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) since its inception in 2012, when it was officially launched by FAO at the first G20 Meeting of Agriculture Chief Scientists (MACS) in September 2012 in Mexico, until December 2018. The G20 Agriculture Deputies agreed on this stock taking exercise that started under the 2018 Argentinian G20 Presidency. This exercise was done on the occasion of the G20 MACS meeting in April 2019 in Japan. Its purposes are the following: To take stock of the work of the initiatives launched by G20 Agriculture Ministers sinc...
2019

Discovery Space

 

TAPipedia search tools allow TAP partners and other stakeholders to share their own applied and context specific Capacity Development (CD) for Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) resources and to discover such knowledge from different sources and regions.

 

 

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