Tuesday, February 08, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: Consultancy to Study the poor adoption of proven agricultural technologies and innovations in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA)
The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a non-political organization of the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of ten countries: Burundi, D. R. Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. It aims at increasing the efficiency of agricultural research in the region so as to facilitate economic growth, food security and export competitiveness through productive and sustainable agriculture.
ASARECA seeks to recruit a consultant to undertake a study that will examine low adoption of proven agricultural technologies in the ECA sub-region and come up with recommendations on how to improve adoption.
The study will provide ASARECA and its stakeholders with better understanding why the numerous proven agricultural technologies and innovations are not widely adopted by intended users. It will also provide recommendations for improving adoption including some best practices and promising approaches and methods for scaling out adoption of technologies and innovations in the EC sub-region.
Deadline: February 24, 2011