The Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP)

Webinar in French on 10 July: “Partager les connaissances sur le renforcement des capacités pour l’innovation agricole à travers TAPipedia”

The Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP), hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with GFAR, held a webinar last November to present TAPipedia, a global information system to enhance knowledge sharing in support of capacity development (CD) for agricultural innovation systems (AIS), established with support of the EU-funded project CDAIS.

TAP and GFAR will hold a second webinar aiming to raise awareness among the francophone community of the role of TAPipedia in disseminating innovative and systemic approaches for capacity development. TAPipedia, developed in the context of TAP and hosted by GFAR, is a portal in three languages (English, French and Spanish) that allows TAP partners and other stakeholders to share their own applied and context specific CD for AIS resources and to get acquainted with similar knowledge from other sources, partners and regions. TAPipedia also assists TAP members to present, explain and promote the TAP Common Framework on CD for AIS and its practical approach to Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation aimed at harmonizing the diversity of existing CD strategies through an AIS perspective. TAPipedia focuses on facilitation, learning, documentation and knowledge management to increase innovation capacities of individuals, organisations and of the environment that enables them to operate. In particular, this webinar in French wishes to engage the Francophone community in knowledge sharing through TAPipedia, that recently has included pages in French.

An important feature of TAPipedia is the so-called TAPipedia taxonomy, consisting of several CD for AIS related- terms that have been selected through a participatory process among TAP experts.  The taxonomy can be used by the users to optimize the search options. Every single resource in TAPipedia is tagged using the taxonomy, allowing users to easily understand the main topics of the resource.

In this webinar TAPipedia’ s main features will be presented, focusing particularly on the interactive section on the TAP Common Framework, which is currently being tested in eight countries of the CDAIS project, and other key resources developed under TAP and the CDAIS project.  In addition, experiences from the CDAIS project regarding the use and relevance of TAPipedia will be shared.

At the end of the webinar, participants will be encouraged to explore the portal, to discover its resources, to register to the TAPipedia network and to share their relevant material.

Date: Tuesday, 10 July 2018  Time: 11:30 AM Rome time (GMT +2)  Duration: 1.5 hours

Webinar agenda:

  • Brief introduction to TAPipedia within the context of TAP, by TAP Secretariat – 15 min (powerpoint and shared screen)
  • Presentation of the interactive section of TAPipedia, including presentation of the factsheets and tools, by Abdoulaye Saley Moussa, TAP Secretariat – 20 min (Shared screen)
  • Sharing experience on TAPipedia, by CDAIS Burkina Faso and/or Rwanda (tbd) – 10 min
  • Sharing experiences on TAPipedia by FARA – 10 min
  • Questions and answers (30 minutes)
  • Closing remarks (5 min)

Host: GFAR; Moderator: Adama Traoré

REGISTER for the webinar HERE. Participants are encouraged to send questions and comments in advance of the presentation at During the presentations we will collect additional questions from the online audience. The moderator will facilitate the discussion with the participants and presenters during the Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

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