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TAP Common Framework is presented at CFS 42 side event (FAO HQ)

Concepts, principles and practical guidelines of the Common Framework on Capacity Development (CD) for Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS), developed under the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP), were presented and discussed at a CFS 42 side event. The event took place on October 13 2015 at FAO HQ in Rome. 

In addition, the side event, called “Revisiting Capacity Development for greater impact on Food Security and Nutrition”, presented and reviewied progress made by three other initiatives to improve coherence and efficiency of CD efforts for agricultural innovation: 

  • Improved Agricultural Education in Africa to end hunger and achieve the AU/Malabo Declaration goals on Agriculture-led development.
  • CD in the Research-Innovation continuum in EU's food and nutrition security strategy
  • Reorganization of an OECD country (France) research, higher education and training system to serve more effectively its vision of an agroecology-based agriculture.  

The side event is a joint effort between the European Commission (EC), FAO, the Government of France and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency.

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