FP5: Capacity Building and Partnerships

FP6_PartnershipsFlagship 5 Employs effective and efficient capacity building and partnership strategies across Flagships and Product Lines for fostering innovation, tapping local knowledge and dissemination of results.

Flagship 5 cuts across all areas of activities and seeks to improve the effectiveness of the Program both directly and through partnerships.

The Flagship operates in a variety of modes; at the most direct it interacts with farmers in the demonstration of agricultural practices (eg, Integrated Crop Management) or the selection of appropriate varieties for cultivation (Participatory Varietal Selection).

The activities of this FP catalyze adoption by tapping into local knowledge to enhance adoption and improve targeting of research outputs, and we do this through strategic partnerships with varied stakeholders involving innovation platforms facilitated by national partners.

The Program also engages in strengthening through training activities for extension workers, breeders, technicians and seed producers, and is also engaged in training researchers within the Program from early post graduate training (MSc PhD) to specialist training for experienced researchers. Virtual and distance learning platforms harnessing new ICT tools will be explored and implemented for cost effective learning process.

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Grain Legumes is a partnership among four CGIAR Research Institutes: ICRISAT as lead center, CIAT, ICARDA and IITA, along with several public and private institutes and organizations, governments, and farmers worldwide.

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