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TAP Newsletter- April 2021

TAP welcomes the three new partners who recently joined TAP: the Commission for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI), the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Smart Food.

CoSAI, supported by the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has been established to influence global investment growth for innovation in agricultural systems. CoSAI is utilizing an evidence and inquiry-based approach to ensure a strong and effective case is articulated for investment growth from both the public and private sectors. The partnership with TAP is expected to concentrate on knowledge sharing focused on innovation in sustainable agriculture intensification.

SAARC is an intergovernmental organization in South Asia with the objective to promote economic growth, social progress and cultural development within the South Asia region. SAARC comprises eight Member States: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The partnership with TAP aims to bring sustainable transformation in agriculture and food systems in the farming community in South Asia, focusing on the development of national capacities of agricultural innovation systems.

SmartFood is a global initiative with the key objective to diversify staples across Africa and Asia. As partner of TAP, SmartFood plans to contribute with strong cross sector communication activities that can also be leveraged for  knowledge sharing.