Investing in Farmers: Results and key lessons of the Agriculture Human Capital Investment Study

INVESTING IN FARMERS: RESULTS AND KEY LESSONS OF THE AGRICULTURE HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT STUDY

November 13, 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT

November 24-25, 2020 / 15:00-17:30 (Rome, Italy time) / 9:00 - 11:30 AM EST

A two-day knowledge sharing event presenting the results of the “Strategies to invest in human capital in agriculture” study. Co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM).

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) carried out a one-year global study on “Strategies to invest in human capital in agriculture” to generate evidence about promising investments in the human capital of farmers. The project focused on the formation of agriculture human capital, in particular the skills and capabilities of smallholder family farmers, including women and youth, with a view to increasing investments in this area.

Through a consultative process, existing human capital initiatives were identified and reviewed, and a typology was developed. In collaboration with a technical advisory group of international specialists, nine agriculture human capital development projects were selected as cases for in-depth analysis. The cases were chosen based on selection criteria co-developed with the technical advisory group, while simultaneously securing diversity regarding geography and the type of human capital investment. The selected cases are:

  1. Investing in vocational training and apprenticeships for youth: Support Program for the Renovation and Development of Professional Training in the Agricultural, Livestock, and Fisheries Sectors-Phase for Consolidation and Perpetuation (PCP-AFOP) in Cameroon
  2. Investing in public-private farmer training: Productive Alliances Program in Chile
  3. Investing in women livestock farmers with community livestock service providers: Jharkhand Opportunities for Harnessing Rural Growth Project (JOHAR) in India
  4. Investing in lead farmers and farmer groups with public-private-producer partnerships: Rural Empowerment and Agricultural Development Program Scaling-up Initiative (READSI) in Indonesia
  5. Investing in market-oriented horticultural producers: Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion (SHEP) in Kenya
  6. Investing in low-income rural farming households with community-based promoters and programs: Haku Wiñay/Noa Jayatai program in Peru
  7. Institutionalizing farmer field school investment: Twigire Muhinzi National Extension System in Rwanda
  8. Interagency collaboration in Mississippi contributes to successful agriculture human capital development: State University Extension Service in the United States
  9. Investing in farmers through professional organizations: Agribusinesses in West Africa

REGISTER to participate and receive detailed information about the sessions.

The meetings will be held in ZOOM.

Watch the previous webinar (May 27, 2020) on the study: Investing in Farmers. Agriculture Human Capital Investment Study

Photo in the top banner: Nkumi Mtimgwa/CIFOR

Comments

  1. Dr. UMESH Narta says

    Looking forward to a discussion committed to feeders of the world, the farmers and practices related to them

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