The National Innovation Facilitators (NIFs) are the field staff working daily with partnerships for the CDAIS project. They are the ones who move forward the project, meet them here! Meet Juliana! Meet Romão! Meet Zeferino! Meet Oliveira!
Growing hope, from new knowledge on a new crop Rice is produced in other parts of Angola, but not in the area around Bailundo, though conditions are favourable and there is much local demand. Building on the provision of technical expertise from other organisations, CDAIS is adding capacity development of another sort, of the ‘soft
From knowing needs to sowing seeds “CDAIS is interesting for us because it is improving how we operate”, explains Francisco Venda, president of the Sementes do Planalto seed cooperative based in Bailundo. “We work with many partners, and the new skills have proved invaluable.” Since 2016, CDAIS has been working with this group, helping them
“Of course we have problems, but we have learnt to see them as positive problems“ “When I first heard about the CDAIS project two years ago, I knew immediately that it was just what our group of farmers was looking for” explains Edgar Somacumbi. “We have land, seeds, tractors and all the equipment we want,
On 21 February 2018, a second CDAIS capacity development workshop was held at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in José Eduardo dos Santos University, in Huambo, central Angola. The workshop was attended by 34 participants, including the National Innovation Facilitators, the Country Project Manager, the Agrinatura Focal Point, many actors from the three innovation partnerships
Work advances with a recent visit by the project manager and members of the team to the three niche partnerships. Further capacity building was arranged for November, and preparations are in full swing for the ‘marketplace event. Visits to partnerships Country programme manager Fátima do Nascimento and national innovation facilitator Lito visited the three CDAIS
For its annual meeting in Laos, the CDAIS teams have prepared several posters to show recent activities and achievements in the eight pilot countries. Find the Angolan posters on the publications page.
National facilitators play a key role in implementing the CDAIS project, which builds capacity development for agricultural innovations systems in eight countries. The project made an important step forward by successfully training 11 national innovation facilitators in Angola. After the training, which took place in Chianga, Province of Huambo, 3-6 October, some of the facilitators