Research and Extension Systems

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Type: News
Year: 2016

Partners of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) met in Kigali (Rwanda) to review the progress made in the implementation of the TAP Action Plan in general, and of the EU-funded Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS) project in particular, as well as to approve the TAP Common Framework and the Work Plan for 2016. More than 50 participants - from 25 TAP Partners organizations and implementing partners of the CDAIS project - took part in the meeting, which was held in in Rwanda's Capital, Kigali, and lasted three days, from 19 to 21 January 2016. 

During the meeting the Common Framework was approved for its use...

Type: News
Year: 2015

 

IARBIC, an FAO supported project to intensify agriculture in Niger, has won the first prize in the competition for the “Best Sustainable Development Practices (BSDPs)” of the EXPO Milano 2015. The ceremony has taken place on July 6, 2015, at the Auditorium in Palazzo Italia with concluding remarks given by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture Maurizio Martina. During the ceremony, a video was projected showcasing IARBIC’s main goals and achievements. The project aimed at increasing agricultural production in Niger by facilitating access to innovative forms of financing and to quality fertilizers.

The "Best Sustainable Development Practices"...

Type: News
Year: 2015

FAO's Research and Extension Unit, headed by Karin Nichterlein, will be FAO's technical focal point for the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO and three of Italy’s main research institutions in the areas of food, environment and technology. The purpose of the MoU, signed in Rome on the 23 June 2015, is to provide a framework for collaboration with the overall goal of assisting developing countries in enhancing the sustainability of the food production and nutrition. 

Through this new partnership, countries will benefit from the expertise of Italy's National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - CNR), the Council for...

Type: News
Year: 2015

Two members of FAO's Research and Extension Unit (Karin Nichterlein and Andrea Sonnino) have co-authored with two additional experts in agricultural innovation (Philipp Aerni and Stephen Rudgard) an article that has been recently published on the journal "Sustainability". The paper provides a summary of the results obtained from three regional needs assessments of Capacity Development (CD) initiatives undertaken by the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) and its partners. Established by the G20 and facilitated by FAO's Research and Extension UnitTAP is a multilateral dynamic facilitation mechanism, which fosters better coherence and greater impact of capacity development for agricultural innovation systems in tropical...

Type: News
Year: 2015

The Farm Business School (FBS) was developed to assist extension workers, public or private, to more effectively work with farmers to provide them with the skills to respond to market demands. This publication comprises a collection of training materials that include: i) an orientation programme for policy makers and programme managers, ii) a short training (1 day or 7 days) for facilitators to set up and run farm business schools, (iii) a handbook aimed at providing guidance to trainers to design and implement the programme, and iv) a manual of training exercises.

The package has been developed as reference materials for trainers at regional or country...

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