COL-SUCAPRI Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D)

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Welcome to COL-SUCAPRI IAR4D Content Development Portal


Following a COL sponsored workshop that was held on the 5th - 9th of December, 2007, a consortium of Universities under the framework of SUCAPRI (Strengthening of University Capacity for Promoting, Facilitating and Teaching Rural Innovation Processes).agreed among other things to participate in the development of high quality training materials and curriculum in the area of Integrated Research in Agriculture for Development(IAR4D) - See the workshop report here.

Inorder to facilitate wide scale participation, SUCAPRI members agreed to host the content development process within the WikiEducator and invite all stakeholders to participate in this initiative. The educational content to be developed must meet the following criteria:

  1. The course content developed must have a regional outlook and should support inter-institution collaboration
  2. The course selected should be marketable and demand driven
  3. The course content should address multi-disciplinary or inter sectoral needs
  4. The course content should have perceived potential impact on livelihoods and should be focused on IAR4D and ICT4D

The potential candidates for courses meeting these criteria were identified as Horticulture, IAR4D, Agribusiness, ICT4D and Organic Farming among others


It is very easy for you to participate. If you are familiar with Wiki editing then start by writing a whole new lesson or contribute to the already existing ones through discussions in the respective lesson's discussion page.Check out the Content Development page here.

For those who are new to WikiEducator, check out the WikiEducator tutorials here for your self study. You can also enroll in the ongoing Learn4Content Free Online WikiEducator Training Sessions. You might find it relevant to also subscribe to the Learn4Content Discussion Forum here.

Content Development News and Events...

  • In ensuring fruitful participation by all the workshop participants, the Face to Face workshop that was to be held on the 11th-15th of Feb will now be held on the 3rd- 7th of March. We apologise for any inconvenience. See the workshop agenda here