The Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP)

TAP is key component of G20 Implementation Plan for food security and nutrition

The G20 has included the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) among the key components of its Implementation Plan to achieve food security and nutrition worldwide. The Implementation Plan for the G20 Food Security and Nutrition Framework (G20 FSN Framework) declares that the objective of “Action 5” is “Promoting smallholder productivity growth in LIDCs through the Tropical Agricultural Platform”. To achieve this goal, agricultural R&D and extension institutes of G20 member countries are encouraged to:

  • support and promote TAP’s Common Framework for Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems;
  • encourage the use of TAP’s guidelines and toolbox for needs-assessment, design, monitoring and evaluation in capacity development interventions by G20 members in LIDCs;
  • contribute to TAPipedia with innovative tools, lessons learned and impact analyses with a particular focus on adaptation to climate change. 

The Implementation Plan, which has been produced by the G20 Development Working Group (DWG) with the collaboration of FAO, lists a number of specific, concrete and practical actions toward the achievement of the G20 FSN Framework’s three priority objectives:  (1) increasing responsible investment in food systems; (2) increasing incomes and quality employment in food systems; and, (3) increasing productivity sustainably to expand the food supply.

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