Huge volumes of investments have been made in agricultural development projects worldwide; however, some of the projects fail because of lack or shortage of well- trained local expertise. Advice, lessons, and technical guidance are equally important in ensuring success and sustainability of agricultural projects. Human capital has been placed at the heart of knowledge production and is considered as one of the main forces that underlie countries’ ability to absorb and assimilate new technologies. Shortage of skills especially in developing countries has been identified as one of the key barriers to successful delivery and implementation of new agricultural technologies. It is therefore important that project designers incorporate capacity development strategies during project design phase to ensure that there is a plan of capacity building for relevant stakeholders.
APPSA Builds Capacity of Agricultural Researchers and Farmers in the SADC Region
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Capacity building, Agricultural Researchers, Farmers, SADC