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Practical guidelines for organizing policy dialogues for strengthening agricultural innovation systems

These Practical guidelines document was prepared under the project Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS), a global partnership (Agrinatura, FAO and eight pilot countries) that aims to strengthen the capacity of countries and key stakeholders to innovate in complex agricultural systems, thereby achieving improved rural livelihoods. CDAIS uses a continuous learning cycle approach to support national agricultural innovation systems in eight countries in Africa, in Asia and Central America. CDAIS brings together key partners and actors to address commonly identified challenges and opportunities in specific value chains and in key organizations providing innovation support services. CDAIS also addresses the enabling environment for innovation and the policy dialogue processes are key project activities led by FAO.

This  guide serves as a resource for project staff and for other project stakeholders, as well as for other capacity development and policy experts to organize effective policy dialogue processes and  to help reflect on the achievements and lessons learned from this activity.

This publication is related to FAO Strategic Objective 2:  Increase and improve provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner.