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Facilitating capacity development for agricultural innovation

Operationalizing the Common Framework at country level

The concepts and tools of the TAP Common Framework have been piloted and validated in 8 countries, namely Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Laos and Rwanda, with the financial support of the European Union. This project, called Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS), was launched in 2015 and implemented by Agrinatura and FAO. Agrinatura is a group of European universities and research organizations supporting agricultural development.

CDAIS approach brings together key stakeholders in agricultural innovation system of each pilot country to assess capacity development needs with the aim of promoting innovation that meets the needs of small farmers, small and medium-sized agribusiness and consumers.

Following the successful implementation of the CDAIS project, a number of other countries and donors has shown interest to upscale CDAIS approach through their projects and programs.  The following is the list of countries that have implemented the CDAIS project: