|Dr Mark Msaki presents key CSA findings from Tanzania|
While regional (FARA, RECs, SROs) and continental organizations are currently working to generate this evidence, national agricultural research institutions are currently not part of this process. Yet they have the critical mass of researchers who can generate this evidence.
It is imperative therefore that the NARIs become an integral part of the knowledge support system for generating and packaging evidence to support African negotiators. A critical mass of research capability currently exists at the national level. Sustainable provision of CSA knowledge support needs to be country focus and country driven. NARIs need to build their capacities in CSA analysis, planning, execution, financing and tracking and assessing impact and learning.Related:
- Creating awareness among NARIs and policy makers on the need to scale up CSA practices among 6 million small holder households as a way of contributing to the 25 million target by 2015
- Identifying climate change issues in country investment that NARIs can develop CSA technologies to address
- Identifying areas of CSA that can be integrated in the national agricultural research programs of the NARIs
- Identifying key entry points in the NAIPs for NARI CSA interventions