Research Workshop: Towards a Coherent Agriculture-for-Development Knowledge System in Africa

  • Date
  • Time
    11:30 am > 01:00 pm UTC+03:00
  • Location
    United Nations, , Conference Room 8, Nairobi, Kenya

Thematic Areas: Institutional Innovations, Future Frontiers, Capacity Sharing

Since 2021, the CAADP-XP4 partners and the CGIAR have been codesigning and rolling out a collaborative Knowledge Management for Agricultural Development (KM4AgD) framework. The framework seeks to build appropriate capacities, establish communities of practice for Knowledge Management and strengthen the knowledge ecosystem to accelerate the achievement of the CAADP Malabo goals by 2025 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. In addition, there have been steps towards creating a regional Learning Alliance in the ESA. The 2024 edition of the KM4AgD Challenge has been planned to start in April up to June to enable participants complete their courses, develop their knowledge products in response to their sector Challenges and prepare for presentation and discussion during the Conference. The 2024 KM4AgD Conference has been planned as a side event during the joint CGIAR Science Week and the CCADP-XP4 Science and Partnerships for Agriculture Conference (SPAC) to be held in July 2024 in East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya). 
This session will focus on sharing some collaborative activities from the KM4AgD Challenge, lessons from the activities of the Regional Learning Alliance and highlighting the importance of knowledge management processes to accelerate the spread of knowledge between farmers, researchers and policy makers for food, land and water transformation in Africa. It will also seek to discuss the initial draft of the inaugural Africa Knowledge Management Report highlighting major knowledge management interventions in the AR4D space in Africa, including inter-continental collaborations.  
The session will be hosted by FARA, AFAAS, ASARECA, CCARDESA, CORAF, and CGIAR in Africa (ILRI, IWMI and IITA), and in collaboration with IFAD, and the INTERFACES Project (funded by the German government). 

This session will contribute to two mega-programs: (1) 10. Enablers of science, innovation, and adoption: Capacity development and (2) Africa Regional and Continental convening. 


  • Aggrey Agumya, Director General, FARA
  • Zaina Sore, IITA
  • Inga Jacobs Mata, IWMI
  • Benjamin Abrugi, FARA
  • Bridget Kakuwa, CCARDESA 
  • Ben Illakut, ASEARECA
  • Alida Nadinga, CORAF
  • Lilian Lihasi, AFAAS