The aim of the webinar is to present complementary and joint work areas of Agrinatura and FAO in the next three years, with the main objective to strengthen Agricultural innovation Systems (AIS) and partnerships between Universities and Research Centres throughout Europe and developing countries for inclusive, responsible and impactful agricultural innovations, in the context of sustainable agricultural development and food security.
In 2015, FAO and Agrinatura engaged in the EU-funded Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS) project (2015-2019) in order to test and operationalize a common framework to strengthen capacities to innovate at the frontline of the support to agrifood system transformation. The joint work involved eight pilot countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Lessons learnt were published in a recent report , emphasizing the need to mainstream in countries for capacity development (CD) for agricultural innovation systems (AIS) approaches at different levels: the levels of innovation niche partnerships, the level of innovation support service (ISS) providers, and the institutional and policy levels, in national and international arenas.
In this perspective, FAO and Agrinatura renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in March 2020 with new activities in order to ensure the sustainability of CDAIS results and with new opportunities to broaden the scope of the collaboration. Four areas for collaboration were refined:
Session 1: Developing capacities to innovate at national and regional levels
Session 2: Facilitating knowledge sharing and evidence-based policy processes
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