A workshop entitled "Innovative Approaches of Promoting Food Security in Eritrea: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth" took place in Eritrea from March 2nd to 3rd.
This workshop was organized by the Association of Eritreans in Agricultural Sciences (AEAS) and DCG Eritrea and aimed at:
- Creating an appropriate forum for exchange of ideas and experience among agricultural professionals.
- Contributing towards refining agriculture related policies and strategies in the country.
- Identifying and consolidating the key approaches towards innovative agriculture that will promote food security in the country.
Here is an abstract of a paper that was presented at the workshop by Ingrid Nyborg a researcher at Noragric:
New Paradigms in Technology Transfer: Developing Innovative Approaches to Linking Agricultural Research and Practice
This paper looks at recent trends in agricultural technology transfer, and how researchers and practitioners might collaborate to develop innovative approaches to address the challenges of linking agricultural research results more closely with farmers. It looks at case studies from Tanzania, Mali and Sudan where researchers and practitioners have tried to address this challenge, but have chosen different approaches sensitive to local contexts, constraints and possibilities. The paper then attempts to identify key principles which have guided these approaches, and proposes a process for alternative systems of knowledge sharing in the Eritrean context using research conducted under the Drylands Coordination Group as an example.
The presentation of this paper that was given during the workshop can be found here.
The workshop was funded by: UNDP, DCG, SLM, ESAPP.