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Projects and activities | 1 October 2020

Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems

The overall objective of CDAIS is  to make agricultural innovation systems more efficient and sustainable in meeting the demands of farmers, agri-business and consumers.
CDAIS operates in eight pilot countries, in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The capacity development interventions in these eight countries are demand-driven and integrates development of individual competencies and organisational capacities with policy dialogues. 
Supported by the European Union (EU) and implemented by FAO in partnership with Agrinatura (a consortium of 31 European universities and research institutes), this project uses a community-based approach that works through reflection, group learning and increased engagement, helping farmers to better adopt innovative methods.
CDAIS provides support as well to the Tropical Agriculture Platform to review knowledge on capacity development for agricultural innovation systems and consolidate concepts and approaches into a common framework.

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