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Post harvest and rural innovation. Identifying action-research priorities

This document will try to outline the main specific characteristics of the thematic area of Post Harvest and Rural innovation. Also, following the Regional Priority Setting Exercise1, and the analysis of various initiatives (see annex 1), it will try to underline which commonalties and research priorities have been identified within the broad concept of this thematic area.

Program on Innovation and Agroindustrial Development / Programma per l¿Innovazione e lo Sviluppo Agroindustriale (P.I.S.A.): Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development

The Programma sull¿Innovazione e lo Sviluppo Agroindustriale (PISA) is an international program whose general objective is to support innovative projects of agroindustrial development aimed at generating value-added and employment in the rural sector of developing countries.

PROLINNOVA. PROmoting Local INNOVAtion in ecologically-oriented agriculture and natural resource management. Information sheet, December 2001

PROLINNOVA is envisaged as a learning network on ways to promote local innovation in ecologicallyoriented agriculture and natural resource management (EA/NRM). The focus will be on learning from and encouraging field activities that strengthen the capacities of smallholders, livestock-keepers and fisherfolk to adjust to changing conditions: to continue to develop and adapt their own site-appropriate systems and institutions of resource management. The programme will build on existing experiences ¿ many pioneered by NGOs ¿ in agricultural research

Global Programme on the Promotion of Local Innovations

PROmoting Local INNOVAtion in ecologically-oriented agriculture and natural resource management. Overall Objective: The GP-PROLINNOVA is designed to strengthen research and development partnerships and methodology to promote processes of local innovation in ecologically-oriented agriculture and natural resource management (EA/NRM). The long-term aim is to institutionalise PROLINNOVA approaches within national programmes of research, development and education

FAO/GFAR global initiative for innovation in post-production. Summary report of a Regional Workshop on Innovation and Post-production in Latin America and the Caribbean

This report presents the results of a workshop organized by IICA-PRODAR in the framework of the Global Initiative on Post-Harvest (GIPh), sponsored by FAO and implemented in cooperation with the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR). The Workshop was conducted in Quito, Ecuador during the period 19 to 22 March, 2002. Five sub-regional reports were prepared as background papers to the consultation, covering: the Southern Cone; Andean Sub-region; Mexico; Central America and the Caribbean. Sixteen stakeholder presentations were made by representatives from governments,

Linking farmers to the market: post-harvest, rural innovation systems and rural SMEs

In developing a new approach to the interaction between research, extension (technology transfer) and production, based on incentivating innovation and on the development of innovation systems, the following key concepts play an important role:1)Importance of agroindustries and challenge confronted in orienting them towards effective rural development;2)Rural Innovation;3)Rural enterprises and rural SMEs;4)Commodity-Chain Approach;5)Empowering the community to involve small producers in the development of SMEs.

ICT-KM Program, Connecting people, technology and knowledge for agricultural innovation

Contents: 1. Strategic Context 2. Strategy Development 3. ICT-KM Program: vision and goals 4. ICT-KM Program: thrusts and projects 5. Discussion

Brief Note on Some of Fao¿s Activities Related To Knowledge Management for Local Innovation

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is working towards alleviation of poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security. It is active in land and water development, plant and animal production, forestry, fisheries, economic and social policy, investment, nutrition, food standards and commodities and trade. It also plays a major role in dealing with food and agri cultural emergencies.

Updates on GPPs and other initiatives: PROLINNOVA. PROmoting Local INNOVAtion in ecologically-oriented agriculture and NRM: integrating Participatory Innovation Development into research, extension and education

PROLINNOVA (PROmoting Local INNOVAtion in ecologically-oriented agriculture and natural resource management) is an international initiative spearheaded by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) seeking to 1) strengthen agricultural research and development (ARD) partnerships and methods to promote local innovation processes in agriculture and NRM; and 2) integrate Participatory Innovation Development (PID) approaches that build on local innovation into institutions of agricultural research, extension and education.