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In this section you can find the main resources developed by the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP)

 

Common Framework Volumes

 

The Common Framework developed by TAP proposes a practical approach to development of capacities for agricultural innovation.

 

Conceptual Diagram of an Agricultural Innovation Systems
The 3 dimensions of Capacity Development
The 4 + 1 Capacities
Definitions
The Framework is composed of three volumes and provides concepts, principles, methodologies and tools to better understand the architecture of Agricultural Innovation Systems and to plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and bring coherence to the Capacity Development interventions.

 

Capacity Development Manuals

 

This trainers’ manual collection was produced as part the Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS) project. The project was implemented by Agrinatura and FAO in partnerhsip with national partners from eight pilot countries) focusing on strengthen the capacity of countries and key stakeholders to innovate in complex agricultural systems, thereby achieving improved rural livelihoods.
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TAP Tools

FAO in collaboration with Agrinatura has produced a series of factsheets outlining tools and approaches to promote capacity development projects for agricultural innovation systems (AIS). The tools are designed with a view to the practical implementation of the principles of the Common Framework of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP). They have been applied in the CDAIS project.

Other TAP resources

This section contains other resources developed by the Tropical Agriculture Platform, such as practical implementation tools and factsheets for Capacity Development, Success stories from implemented projects, TAP Charter, TAP annual reports, and many more.');

Buenas Prácticas en el Desarrollo de Capacidades para Sistemas de Innovación Agrícola. La Apicultura como Modelo de Integración de Soluciones STEM en Centros Educacionales

Chile es un país líder en la exportación de alimentos, en donde la apicultura juega un rol fundamental y cuenta con más de 1 300 000 colmenas para apoyar la producción de alimentos a través de la polinización. Las buenas prácticas deben ser abordadas de generación en generación de apicultores para favorecer el mantenimiento de colmenas sanas y activas para la presentación de servicios sistémicos de polinización. Sin embargo, la apicultura nacional cuenta con pocos avances tecnológicos asociados a la actividad, sumado a la disminución de apicultores debido a que no existe un recambio generacion...
2024

Buenas Prácticas en el Desarrollo de Capacidades para Sistemas de Innovación Agrícola. Co-Innovacción para Impulsar la Tradición Pulquera en Jiquipilco, México

México es considerado el centro geográfico de origen del género Agrave. El maguey pulquero (Agave mapisaga y A. salmiana) se produce y se utiliza en el centro de México para realizar una bebida fermentada tradicional, conocida como pulque, que se elabora y consume desde la época prehispánica, y que aún es una forma de subsistencia para familias rurales. El maguey brinda grandes beneficios ecológicos, culturales y nutricionales. En Jiquipilco, la producción de pulque se remonta al establecimiento de la etnia otomí (ñha-ñhú) en la edad prehispánica. Sin embargo, debido a la desacreditación de...
2024

Good Practice on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems. Building a Sustainable Productive Future.

Colombia produces more sugar per month on one hectare of land than any other country. This privilege is due to the productivity of sugar cane grown in the Cauca River valley, where 14 processing plants operate nearly year-round to produce sugar, honey, bioethanol, and electrical energy. The cane is supplied by 2750 growers, owners of 75 percent of the 240 000 hecatres planted, and by the sugar mills themselves (25 percent of the area). The sugar cane chain provides more than 286 000 direct and indirect jobs. In 51 municipalities in 5 departments, 6 out of every 10 families depend on this produ...
2024

Buenas Prácticas en el Desarrollo de Capacidades para Sistemas de Innovación Agrícola. Construyendo un Futuro Productivo Sostenible

Colombia produce más azúcar por mes en una hectárea de tierra que cualquier otro país. El privilegio se debe a la productividad de la caña de azúcar cultivada en el valle del río Cauca, donde 14 plantas procesadoras operan casi todo el año para producir azúcares, mieles, bioetanol y energía eléctrica. La caña es suministrada por 2750 proveedores, propietarios del 75 por ciento de las 240 000 hectáreas sembradas, y por los mismos ingenios o centrales azucareras (25 por ciento del área). La cadena de la caña de azúcar genera más de 286 000 empleos directos e indirectos y, en 51 municipios de 5 d...
2024

Good Practice on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems. Los Alpes Agroecological School

Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, and agriculture is one of the engines of economic and social development. The agricultural sector contributes 16.1 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 33 percent of formal employment and the food security of the population. There are 260 000 producers involved in agricultural production. The present experience has been developed in Cantagallo in the municipality of Condega, in the department of Estelí, which has been declared an Ecological Park by the Mayor's office. Agricultural production in Cantagallo is focused on small lives...
2024

Buenas Prácticas en el Desarrollo de Capacidades para Sistemas de Innovación Agrícola. Escuela Agrecológica los Alpes

Nicaragua es el país más grande de América Central, y la agricultura es uno de los motores del desarrollo económico y social. El sector agrícola aporta el 16.1 por ciento del producto interno bruto (PIB), el 33 por ciento del empleo formal y la seguridad alimentaria de la población. Alrededor de la producción agropecuaria se integran 260 000 productores. La presente experiencia ha sido desarrollada en la zona de Cantagallo, del municipio de Condega en el departamento de Estelí, declarada como parque ecológico por la alcaldía. La producción agrícola en Cantagallo se orienta a ganadería de pe...
2024

Good Practice on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems. Local Technical Agroclimatic Committees (MTAs)

Local stakeholders and agricultural producers in Latin America have limited access to agroclimatic information and, when they do gain access to it, they have difficulty translating it into understandable and actionable knowledge. While climate services are recognized as contributing to bridging the gap between the generation of climate information and its use by stakeholders, their provision and use in Latin America still represents critical challenge. Effective implementation of climate services implies a process of change in attitude, knowledge and skills of stakeholders (e.g., institutio...
2024

Buenas Prácticas en el Desarrollo de Capacidades para Sistemas de Innovación Agrícola. Mesas Técnicas Agroclimáticas (MTAs)

Actores locales y productores agropecuarios en Latinoamérica tienen acceso limitado a la información agroclimática y, cuando logran acceder a ella, tienen dificultades para traducirla en conocimiento procesable y accionable. Si bien los servicios climáticos son reconocidos por contribuir a cerrar la brecha entre la generación de información climática y su uso por parte de las partes interesadas, su provisión y uso en Latinoamérica aún representa un desafío crítico. La implementación efectiva de los servicios climáticos implica un proceso de cambio en actitud, conocimientos y habilidades de...
2024

Good Practice on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems. Alternative Animal Feed and Self-Management Catalyze the Success and Competitiveness of Integrated Farms

Food and Nutritional Security (FNS), understood as the availability and access to quality food, is fundamental for human development. The sustainability and progress of the agricultural sector are essential to maintain a food supply in quantity and quality. In the department of Córdoba, multidimensional poverty is twice as high for rural areas (51.9 percent) as compared to urban areas (23.3 percent). Thus, rural producers' role in boosting the local economy, contributing to generating jobs and FNS is essential. Many of these producers are located in areas difficult to access, far from popul...
2024

Good Practice on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems. Virtual Rural Extension to Challenge Frontiers

The problems of family businesses transcend borders, scales, environments, and areas. Within the agricultural sector, family businesses represent 80 percent of the productive units that contribute to the economic development of Argentina and Uruguay. This initiative forms a virtual community where the target audience is the owners, partners, founders, advisors, managers, potential successors, and anyone interested in issues related to the family businesses, without distinction of gender or age, in the agricultural sector of these countries. This note collects the experience of a virtual rur...
2024

Discovery Space

 

TAPipedia search tools allow TAP partners and other stakeholders to share their own applied and context specific Capacity Development (CD) for Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) resources and to discover such knowledge from different sources and regions.

 

 

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