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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.');

TAP Newsletter - Issue July 2021 (period: May - July 2021)

The Newsletter of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) provides regular updates on activities by TAP and its partners, on the projects and on upcoming events. This issue specifically refers to the period from May to July 2021.
2021

Joint rapid appraisal on strengthening agricultural innovation systems in Africa, Asia and Latin America by regional research and extension organizations

This report summarizes studies conducted in a framework of TAP-AIS project implemented by FAO’s Research and Extension Unit, and funded by the European Union as a component of the European Union initiative on “Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture” (DeSIRA).  During the last quarter of 2020, Regional Agricultural Research and Extension Organisations (RREO) in Africa, Asia and Latin America jointly carried out rapid appraisals to map the innovation environment and identify and document initiatives aimed at strengthening Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS). The f...
2021

Desarollo de Capacidades para Sistemas de Innovación Agricola en El Salvador CDAIS - Sistematización y metodología

Este documento recoge los principales avances y logros de innovación de los más de ochocientos agricultores y agricultoras, “Héroes de la Alimentación”, y representantes institucionales, que participaron desde el año 2018 en el proyecto “Desarrollo de Capacidades para Sistemas de Innovación Agrícola en El Salvador” (CDAIS, por sus siglas en inglés). Mediante el proyecto se impulsó la innovación agrícola en cuatro rubros productivos (café, frijol, tomate y plátano) con el acompañamiento técnico de la FAO y el Gobierno de El Salvador (MAG/CENTA), gracias al apoyo financiero del Gobierno de la Re...
2021

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

National Agricultural Innovation System Assessment in Malawi. Consolidated report

The national assessment of the agricultural innovation system (AIS) in Malawi was conducted using a framework of four types of analyses: functional, structural, capacity and enabling environment analysis. The approach included five case studies that addressed three methods including the use of indigenous methods for fall armyworm (FAW) control in Farmer Field Schools (FFS), livestock transfer programs, and a horticulture marketing innovation platform in Mzimba, Ntchisi, Balaka, and Thyolo districts.  Based on the findings of the assessment, the report recommends refocusing research to...
2021

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

This brochure 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

Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) video for the G20 Agriculture Deputies Meeting 2021

This video has been prepared by the Secretariat of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) to present to the G20 Agriculture Deputies Meeting 2021 the work and results achieved by TAP and its partners in 2020.
2021

TAP Newsletter - Issue April 2021 (period: February - April 2021)

The Newsletter of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) provides regular updates on global activities by TAP and its partners, on the projects and on upcoming events. This issue specifically refers to the period from February to April 2021.
2021

Apoyo a la innovación agrícola: La Plataforma de Agricultura Tropical

Este video ilustra los objetivos y el trabajo de la Plataforma de la Agricultura Tropical (TAP), una iniciativa del Grupo de los Veinte (G20) respaldada por la Unión Europea para mejorar la eficiencia y eficacia de los programas de desarrollo de capacidades y el intercambio de conocimientos con el fin de fortalecer los sistemas de innovación agrícola en los trópicos y subtrópicos. La Secretaría de la TAP está albergada en la Unidad de Investigación y Extensión de la Oficina de Innovación de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO).  ...
2021

TAP Newsletter - Issue February 2021 (period: October 2020 - January 2021)

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 October 2020 to January 2021, including also some activities of February 2021.
2021

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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