This paper is a brief reflection on tertiary sector perspectives concerning Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) for the FAO-led Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) and its Common Framework on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS).  It reviews global contexts, academic literatures, and technical reports pertaining to sustainable development in the tropical Asia-Pacific region and the challenge of addressing hunger, poverty and environmental degradation especially in low-income countries and rural areas. READ MORE