Common Framework for Capacity Development (CD) in Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS)

The Common Framework is designed to promote better coherence and greater impact of Capacity Development (CD) in support of Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) in the tropics.

The Common Framework focuses on

  • consolidating the diversity of approaches to CD for AIS
  • promoting a shift of mind set and attitudes using an AIS perspective
  • providing concepts, principles, approaches and tools to better understand the AIS architecture, assess CD needs, and plan, implement, and evaluate CD interventions
  • emphasizing the role of facilitation, learning, documentation and knowledge management for enabling innovation.

The Common Framework was developed in 2015 through a highly participatory process, incorporating inputs from a wide range of experts chosen from donors, research, extension and education institutions as well as international organizations involved in the field of agricultural innovation.

Discover the Common Framework volumes:

Synthesis Document

Download the synthesis here!

Guidance Note on Operationalization

Download the guidance note here!

Conceptual Background

Download the Conceptual background here!