The Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP)

The Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP): a G20 initiative to promote agricultural innovation in the tropics

To feed a growing population and meet the challenge of climate change, agricultural production must intensify in a sustainable way, and innovation is key to make that happen. A sustainable intensification of agriculture is particularly needed in the tropics, where FAO is involved in the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP). Initiated by the G20 and generously supported by the European Union, the main focus of TAP is the development of national capacities for agricultural innovation in the tropics, where most of the developing countries are located and the capacity gap is especially wide. By helping to bridge the capacity gap, TAP aims to pave the way for agricultural innovations that meet the demands of its principal users - small farmers, small and medium-sized agribusinesses and consumers (....)

Overview documents

14 May 2016
This flyer provides an overview of the TAP Common Framework on Capacity Development for Agriculture Innovation System
15 November 2015
This flyer provides an overview of the Tropical Agriculture Platform and highlights its main goals and activities.
10 May 2015
The brochure summarizes main features and goals of the EU funded CDAIS project, jointly implemented by FAO and AGRINATURA to support the TAP Action Plan.