Les systèmes de recherche et de vulgarisation

Publications

Type: Publications
Year: 2021

The results of the assessment revealed that there were key functions that are contributing to the success of innovation and that some functions were weak or missing. The study found that capacity building was a key function that contributed to the success of the innovations. The main success factors under capacity building were training, leadership, facilitation and farmer organization. Resource mobilization that mainly involved provision of financial and material resources required for the innovations, was another function that was key to the success of the innovations. Coordination and collaboration using District Agricultural Extension Services System (DAESS) structures, along with provision...

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...

Type: Publications
Year: 2021

Food production and consumption patterns have changed significantly in recent decades. Food supply chains have become ever more integrated and globalized. This has imposed additional constraints on the majority of small-holder farmers. The required shift from subsistence farming to more commercially-oriented farming is a slow process and often hampered by several challenges: weak management and business skills, limited ability to manage risks, the quality and quantity of production, poorly organized producers, lack of capital, poorly developed markets, and high costs of intermediaries and transactions. The publication shows how pluralistic actors in extension and advisory service (EAS) systems can support rural...

Type: Publications
Year: 2020

The entire EAS system, including service providers, needs to develop new capacities to listen to and respond to the needs and requirements of different categories of producers.