Research and Extension Systems

Publications

Type: Publications
Year: 2021

Case study on science and technology backyard

Type: Publications
Year: 2021

FAO Eritrea, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture is implementing the national component of a global project entitled “Developing capacity in Agriculture Innovation System project: Scaling up the Tropical Agriculture Platform Framework”. The project aims to strengthen capacities to innovate for climate resilient agriculture and food system.

One of the key activities of the project is the assessment of the Agricultural Innovation System (AIS) in Eritrea The assessment had the objectives to:

  • identify critical gaps, needs, opportunities, and good practices to formulate workable recommendations aiming at strengthening and making AIS more effective;and
  • develop an understanding of AIS and how it functions and...
Type: Publications
Year: 2021

Integrating nutrition objectives into agricultural extension and advisory services programmes and policies

Type: Publications
Year: 2021

This policy brief presents a methodology for assessing agricultural innovation systems (AIS), developed and pilot tested by FAO in the context of the Tropical Agriculture Platform, a G20 initiative to develop capacities for agricultural innovation in the tropics supported by the European Union. Using participatory, multi-stakeholder methods and tools, the assessment of a country’s AIS take stock of enabling and hindering factors in innovation processes, identifies gaps and challenges, and advices on ways to strengthen the AIS. An assessment provides evidence required for good decisions on policies, strategies and investments in the agriculture and food sector. Agriculture being a key...

Type: Publications
Year: 2021

This manual is a visual, practical document on good beekeeping practices for sustainable small-scale beekeepers in Africa. It has been designed to serve as a beekeeping training tool and is a concise, practical reference document. The manual opens with an illustrated story of the damaging effect of certain practices adopted when collecting wild honey (honey hunting) and aims to spark interest among readers on how to harvest honey more sustainably. The second section presents the reader with the main beekeeping equipment and explains how the tools can be used to keep healthy bees and harvest quality honey. It ends with...