The Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP)

The CD for AIS projects: operationalizing the Common Framework at country level

Concepts and principles of the TAP Common Framework have been tested in eight countries (Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Rwanda, Laos) as part of the Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS) project, implemented by FAO and Agrinatura and financed by the European Union for the period 2015-mid 2019.

The 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 the CDAIS approach through their projects and programs.

Since 2018, FAO El Salvador has implemented a CDAIS-like project, funded by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development (AICS).

Since August 2019 the EU supports the new TAP Action Plan (2018-2021) through the project "Developing capacities in agricultural innovation systems: scaling up the TAP Framework" (in short, TAP AIS), implemented by FAO, with a budget of EUR 5 million over 5 years.

The following is the list of countries that have implemented the CDAIS project: