The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), and Academic Relations and International Affairs (ARIA), organized the first of a series of webinars in the context of capacity development for strengthening knowledge management systems (KMS) in the agricultural sector of Iran. It highlighted the past and on-going KM efforts to strengthen agricultural innovation systems and the important role of KM in the agricultural sector – particularly facilitation of knowledge sharing, learning, and cooperation among the various stakeholders in Iran.

The perspective of knowledge management in the Agricultural Innovation System (AIS) was presented by APAARI which emphasized the challenges on innovation, key issues of a research-practice gap, capacity development, and the key principles of KM for strengthened AIS.

The webinar also showcased the success story of how KM contributed to a transformation of a national agricultural research system institution in the Philippines which was presented by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD).

The two-hour event was attended by 220 participants consisting of scientists, researchers, experts, educators, extensionists, academics, university students, and other professionals and was held on 17 August 2020 using an online web application Skyroom.

Presentations can be downloaded from the links below:

AREEO – Conceptual Model on Establishing Agricultural Knowledge Sharing Network of Iran (AKSI)

APAARI – The Role of Knowledge Management in Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS)

PCAARRD – Transformation of Agricultural Innovation System, the Role of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS): A Success Story from the Philippines