Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, April 11, 2014


10-11 April 2014. Montpellier, France. Organized by Agreenium at Agropolis International, 1st MEETING OF THE TAP GLOBAL TASK FORCE (Tropical Agriculture Platform). 

The TAP (a G20 initiative) objective is to enhance Capacity Development (CD) for Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS). One of the first tasks of TAP is therefore to facilitate the emergence of a common language and a shared understanding of the scope of the challenge.

Three regional assessments were conducted from December 2012 to August 2013 to define the current priorities, capacities and needs in agricultural innovation systems in selected target countries.

The three regional assessments of agricultural innovation systems were conducted by three partner organizations located in the regions: Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) in Africa (view report), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Latin America (view report) and Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in Asia (view report).

TAP was launched at the first G20-led Meeting of Agriculture Chief Scientists (MACS) in September 2012 in Mexico.

The “target groups” directly affected by the Platform activities are policymakers and institutions in agricultural innovation (research, extension, education etc), together with the private sector and civil society active in innovation systems, and relevant development agencies.

The partners of the Platform are a coalition of willing and committed partners/constituents including the national agricultural research, education and extension institutions as well as the private sector, civil society and farmers’ organizations in the G20 and developing countries, and the key regional and international fora, networks and agencies.

List of Partners

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