REGIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE
AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION
AND FOOD SECURITY IN CENTRAL ASIA
Capacity for Agricultural
Trans...
Structuraltransformationsfacilitatetheprogressionfromalow-capacity
countrytoahigh-capacitycountrythatisabletowithstandshoc...
A Frameworkfor understandingthecapacityneeds
IFPRI Capacity Strengthening
Strategy
Objectives
I. Capacity Strengthening through IFPRI’s
global research programs
II. Ge...
Page5
Methods
• Collaborative research: Malawi, Mozambique
• Group training: Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia
• Training of traine...
Capacity Strengthening
Research – Key Needs
• Capacity Needs Assessments
• Institutional Capacity Reviews and Assessments
...
Net-Map showing information
flows and critical actors
Page8
Lessons Learned
• Sustainability of capacity depends on leadership
• Bridge the gap between theory and practice
• sh...
Concluding Remarks
• Capacity development is a long term
continuous process
• Individual, institutional and policy environ...
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Capacity for Agricultural Transformation in Central Asia

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"Capacity for Agricultural Transformation in Central Asia" presented by Suresh Babu, at Regional Research Conference “Agricultural Transformation and Food Security in Central Asia”, April 8-9, 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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Capacity for Agricultural Transformation in Central Asia

  1. 1. REGIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AND FOOD SECURITY IN CENTRAL ASIA Capacity for Agricultural Transformation in Central Asia Suresh Babu IFPRI
  2. 2. Structuraltransformationsfacilitatetheprogressionfromalow-capacity countrytoahigh-capacitycountrythatisabletowithstandshocksandthreatsto ensurethefoodsecurityofitscitizens
  3. 3. A Frameworkfor understandingthecapacityneeds
  4. 4. IFPRI Capacity Strengthening Strategy Objectives I. Capacity Strengthening through IFPRI’s global research programs II. Generate research-based knowledge in the form of International Public Good III. Develop capacity through national, regional and global collaborations
  5. 5. Page5 Methods • Collaborative research: Malawi, Mozambique • Group training: Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia • Training of trainers: University lecturers • Research Cycle – South Asia and East Africa Network • 1-on-1 hands on training • E-learning • Institutional Strengthening • Food and Agricultural System
  6. 6. Capacity Strengthening Research – Key Needs • Capacity Needs Assessments • Institutional Capacity Reviews and Assessments • Capacity Measurements – Capacity Development Indicators • Capacity Strengthening Methods – What works and why? • Capacity Monitoring and Evaluation • Impact Assessment of Capacity Strengthening projects
  7. 7. Net-Map showing information flows and critical actors
  8. 8. Page8 Lessons Learned • Sustainability of capacity depends on leadership • Bridge the gap between theory and practice • share the experiences in capacity strengthening • understand the institutional, resource and human capital constraints • Curriculum should be reviewed and revised • Establish enabling environment and institutions • Continuous dialogue between the researchers, trainers, and policymakers
  9. 9. Concluding Remarks • Capacity development is a long term continuous process • Individual, institutional and policy environment go hand in hand • Training alone is not enough • Knowledge management, participation, transparency are important to make impact • Strategic approach needed to capacity development, management, utilization and maintenance

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