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Capacity development in agri-food systems: Entry points for research

Capdev briefsThe International Livestock Research Institute, and other partners in the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics) have released eight briefs to help CGIAR Research Programs integrate key ‘capacity development in systems’ concepts into their work.

The briefs cover capacity development across individual, community, organizational and system levels. They are intended to help research and development organizations identify entry points for investment in capacity development. The aim is to highlight tools, products or approaches that can support agricultural research
and/or development projects and programs.

The briefs in the series are:

  1. Capacity Development in Agri-Food Systems
  2. Can Our Research Benefit From ‘Tech, Fun and Games’?: Leveraging Alternative Learning Approaches and Technologies to Enhance R4D Outcomes
  3. Coaching: Guided Action Learning on Agricultural Innovation Systems, Integrating Gender and Youth and Nutrition in AR4D
  4. Integrated Analysis of Complex Agricultural Problems and Identification of Entry Points for Innovation in Agri-Food Systems
  5. Measuring the Effectiveness of Multi-Stakeholder Processes and Partnerships for Innovation and Scaling
  6. Effective Targeting of Interventions Based on Capacity Needs Assessments and Intervention Strategies
  7. Leveraging Instructional Design and Experimental Research Design to Increase the Effectiveness of Capacity Development
  8. Developing and sustaining capacity in national systems through coordinated, aligned and collaborative CapDev interventions

The briefs were developed by representatives of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Wageningen University (WUR), and the CGIAR System Management Office.

This series is part of ‘Legacy Products’ developed under the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics) to help CGIAR Research Programs integrate key ‘capacity development in systems’ concepts into their work in the second phase of CRPs (and beyond).

We would like to acknowledge Humidtropics and the CGIAR Fund Donors for their provision of core funding without which this work would not have been possible.  For a list of Fund Donors please see: http://www.cgiar.org/who-we-are/cgiar-fund/fund-donors-2.

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