Extension and Innovation

StrategIES For Scaling Agricultural Technologies in Africa

This report is intended as aid to disseminating the valuable lessons and findings adduced at the “Strengthening Capacity for Agricultural Innovation in Post-conflict and Protracted Crises (2PC) Countries: A Consultative Learning Workshop” held in Kigali, Rwanda, 6 – 8 September 2012, especially by the workshop participants back in their home countries. The report deliberately outlines the learning process adopted during the workshop. Documenting the process is equally important as documenting the results so that subsequent workshops or engagements of a similar nature may benefit from the outlined methodology. Starting with background information, the report presents a summary of the plenary presentations of the workshop, which includes a brief on the post-conflict and protracted crisis environment in the 15 participating countries. A section is thereafter dedicated to process steps that eventually led to the final action plan. An immediate outcome of the final action plan was a synthesis paper presented to the “High Level Expert Forum: Addressing Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises” jointly convened by the Committee on World Food Security and FAO on September 13 – 14 in Rome, Italy. The synthesis paper will also form the basis for a presentation during the 2 nd Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD 2) to be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay on 29 Oct – 1 Nov 2012.