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AGRINATURA’S STUDIES AND REPORTS

In this section studies, reports, policy briefs are described as a part of Agrinatura work in cooperation with its partners in the field of Agriculture Research for Development for a sustainable future are available and can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cocoa agroforestry systems in Africa – the art of reconciling sustainable production and ecological services

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The 4-page Perspective is the CIRAD policy brief, designed to fuel debate, influence ideas and support decision-making. It is our pleasure to share with you the latest issue: Cocoa agroforestry systems in Africa – the art of reconciling sustainable production and ecological services
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Agrinatura’s position on the future of global food systems in relation the EC’s Farm to Fork Strategy

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The ambitions of the Commission’s Green Deal and especially the Farm to Fork Strategy have caused intense discussions within our member organisations. These have resulted in a collectively written position paper. Agrinatura feels strongly that research, education and innovation are key drivers to bring about a true transformation to resilient and environmentally-sound food systems. We highlight five key recommendations that summarize our priorities in fulfilling the global dimensions of the F2F Strategy.
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Agris Mundus Master of Science in Sustainable Development in Agriculture – Book of Abstarcts

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This document its a compilation of research works to which the students of the Agris Mundus master have been working during their studies. Approximately 200 different works, the majority for the country of the South illustrates the challenges posed by population growth, the internationalization of food markets and trade, or the growing competition for water, land or for natural resources in general.These researchers have been taken into account in response for problems dealing with stregthing the food security of rural people, mitigation poverty, loss of biodiversity and losses of others resources.
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CDAIS Stories of change

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This document its a compilation of stories of change after the implementation of CDAIS project, personal change, improve their livelihoods giving examples of personal improvement over the past twelve months.
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2017 CDAIS Global Overview

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The following document describes provides insights into the achievements, lessons learnt, and ways forward, from experiences amongst the eight CDAIS pilot countries in 2017.
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Mid-term Evaluation of the Project “Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems” (CDAIS)

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This document presents the results of the Mid-term Evaluation of the Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovations Systems (CDAIS) project implemented by Agrinatura and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The project was designed to support the implementation of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) action plan by establishing a global mechanism to promote, coordinate and evaluate capacity development approaches to strengthen Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS), with approaches validated in eight pilot countries (Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Laos and Rwanda).
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CDAIS Global Overview 2016

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This document represents the global overview of the accomplished on agricultural innovation system of eight pilot countries. This global overview offers shared perspectives and jointly developed approaches. Although methodologies were developed into country adapted packages for training facilitators on how to conduct capacity needs assessments, guidelines or monitoring, evaluation and learning at all project levels.
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MSFSCC Project Brief 2018

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The following document describes the insights of the MSFSCC projects, goals, latest news and ongoing process for developing a generation more conscious, interdisciplinary professionals able to address the challenges imposed for climate change and food security in the Southeast Asian Region.
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NRI Annual Review 2017

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The Annual Review 2016-2017 covers the global challenges as a food and nutrition security, to land and environmental management, markets and responsible business, and gender and inequality through research and implementation of the successful project through the year to tackle the root cause of poverty and improve the people live for smallholder communities in developing countries.
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VCA 4-pager French (1) VCA 4 -pager Spanish (1) VCA 4-pager English (1)

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The functional analysis of VCA4D gives an overall understanding of how the VC is organised (actors, governance…) and how it operates. It encompasses three main areas. Overall description and mapping of the VC system: identifying the actors, indicating geographic distribution of activities and quantifying flows. Main technical features: typologies of production entities (farmers, MSMEs, etc. and service providers; benchmarking; synthesis of key known physical and technological constraints and risks. Understanding the governance: structural analysis (e.g. concentration of activities in oligopolies or oligopsonies); general organisation and forms of coordination, information flows, power relations; regulatory and policy framework.
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VCA4D Metodological Brief

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The following document described the methodology to provide evidence based elements supported by indicator measured quantitatively or based on an expert assessment to answer the four framing questions (FQ) based on four types of analysis such as functional, economic, environmental & social analysis.
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VCA4D-Mali 6-pager

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The following document describes the methodological framework for analysis that has been developed by the European Commission and the studies are performed by research teams from Agrinatura members. It aims to understand to what extent the value chain allows for inclusive growth and whether it is both socially and environmentally sustainable. The analysis often considers the comparison between different technical and commercial systems. For this case, the rice value chain Analysis in Mali was taken into account to foster the policy dialogue within the sector.
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FFKP AUDIENCE DATA OVERVIEW

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More than 15,000 relevant contents are available on the FFKP and over 90 countries are actively participating. In Europe and Central Asia, 39 governments have nominated Focal Points which are actively contributing to the Platform and 41 non-state actors (research centres, farmers’ organizations, etc.)
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Final draft Minutes GFAR 31st Steering Committee Rome Feb 2017

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The following document describes the two-day meeting on 8-9 February to set the agenda for this unique global forum on agri-food research and innovation, towards helping to meet the UN’s 2030.GFAR is a global network for concerted action, knowledge exchange and advocacy and the Steering Committee now comprise 34 elected representatives, from across 13 sectors involved in agricultural research and innovation at international, regional and local levels. Through the meeting, SC Members agreed the key areas of focus to be addressed in their next GFAR Medium-Term-Plan and set out ideas and alternatives on the forms of partnership and means of communication needed for collective action and advocacy in these focal areas.
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Ethiopian dairy value chains

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The following article analyzes the opportunities and constraints for upgrading product quality in the dairy value chain in Ethiopia. The analysis is based on an integrated understanding of supply chain performance both from the producer and from consumer perspectives.

Family Farming Knowledge Platform Data_December 2016

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The Family Farming Knowledge Platform gathers digitized quality information on family farming from all over the world; including national laws and regulations, public policies, best practices, relevant data and statistics, researches, articles and publications. It provides a single access point for international, regional and national information related to family farming issues; integrating and systematizing existing information to better inform and provide knowledge-based assistance to policy-makers, family farmers’ organizations, development experts, as well as to stakeholders in the field and at the grassroots level.
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Value Chain Analysis for Development VCA4D DEVCO C1

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Value Chain Analysis for Development (VCA4D) constitutes strategic productive systems relevant to promote agricultural-based activities through policies and investments to engage farmers and business. Its response to the need for quantitative data to inform decision-makers. It provides a detailed assessment of a VC’s operation and its impact on the main economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.
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Agriculture Market information systems – policy brief

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This paper shows how MIS information can be used by farmers both for advocating for more producer-friendly policies (through farmers’ organization) and to guide their production and marketing decisions (choice of what, when and where to sell). Market Information Systems (MIS) started to be promoted in developing countries in the 1980s, after market liberalization and the withdrawal of parastatal agencies from agricultural sector.
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Capacity development for agricultural research for development – policy brief

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This paper discusses issues related to support for capacity strengthening for agricultural research for development (ARD) by member countries of the European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development. It recapitulates the findings of an analysis of the policies, programmes and projects in capacity strengthening for ARD of fourteen European countries.
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Capacity development for agricultural research for development – study

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This paper reviews the current policies and programmes of EIARD members in relation to capacity development and makes recommendations on future directions. The main issues and recommendations were incorporated into a policy brief in which specific policy options or guidelines are presented.
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From IAASTD and the WDR 2008 to the GCARD process: rethinking the role of Agricultural research for development – policy brief

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The goal of this policy brief is to explore the implications of the 2008 International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) for the policies and investments in Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) of the European Commission and the European countries members of EIARD.
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Impact Assessment Policies and Practices of EIARD members – policy brief

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The overall aim of this study is to ‘review and compare the policies and practices of different EIARD members in impact assessment to increase relevance, uptake and coordination of efforts by and for EIARD members, stakeholders and policy-makers’. This policy brief is based on a study which explored current methodological advances and debates in impact assessment and analysed the current impact assessment practices of EIARD members.
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Impact assessment policies and practices of EIARD members – study

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The overall aim of this study is to review and compare the policies and practices of different EIARD members in impact assessment to increase relevance, uptake and coordination of efforts by and for EIARD members, stakeholders and policy-makers’. The report discusses current methodological advances and debates in impact assessment and the current practices of EIARD members, using the information provided by their national contact points, database and literature searches and selected case studies, in order to develop practical recommendations for improvement and greater coordination and alignment.
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Making ARD more pro-poor, Improving the accessibility and relevance of ARD results to the poorest – policy brief

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This policy brief addresses the challenge of using the funds that European Union (EU) member states and the European Commission support Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) in sub-Saharan Africa effectively to alleviate poverty and hunger in the developing world by explicitly identifying the poor, involving them in the research process and making research results accessible to them.
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Making ARD more pro-poor, Improving the accessibility and relevance of ARD results to the poorest – study

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The European Union (EU), through Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP), is supporting the European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development (EIARD) with the overall purpose of achieving “Coherent, coordinated, relevant and effective European policies for and investments in agricultural research for development that support the food security agenda”.This study contributes to strengthening EU policies towards the MDGs in general, and mainly food security issues. The study pays particular attention to two aspects of pro-poor ARD: a) involvement of the poor in ARD, and b) access of the poor to ARD results.
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Agenda for Change

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The Commission is proposing an Agenda for Change to strengthen Europe’s solidarity with the world’s developing nations in this fight. As the Lisbon Treaty states, supporting developing countries’ efforts to eradicate poverty is the primary objective of development policy and a priority for EU external action in support of EU's interests for a stable and prosperous world. Development of the policy also helps address other global challenges and contributes to the EU-2020 Strategy.