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Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation

Interactive online guidebook brings together tools and resources to help practitioners design and implement capacity development activities with an innovation systems approach in mind.

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IFPRI Research Data Management

This website aims to assist researchers in managing their data by bringing together the latest and most relevant resources—including guidelines, policies, training materials, events, and news—in one place.

Varietal Release and Adoption Data for South, Southeast, and East Asia

The SIAC core database and charts collected through funding from the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) to Michigan State University. The database includes varietal release and adoption estimates for eleven CGIAR mandated crops across 15 countries: 134 crop-country-combinations (CCCs) in the South, Southeast, and East Asia region. This website displays the data visually.

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Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) 2019 - 2020

The ASTI Network bridges the data-to-impact gap by providing data, analyses, and outreach to inform policy and investment decisions in agricultural research. In 2019 -and 2020 the website design was updated and the website Content Management System was upgraded. Rua Design also maintains ASTI's Data Management Portal and database.

Compact 2025 Resources Hub

Compact2025 is an initiative for ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025. A key component of the initiative is creating a Knowledge and Innovation (K&I) Hub to provide policymakers and practitioners with pragmatic, evidence-based guidance on scaling up success stories to end hunger and undernutrition. Rua Design worked with the Compact2025 to create the resources hub, creating a page of resources with highlighted items, browse and search. Technically, the HUB works with an API to display the records from a document repository on the page and uses Javascript for categorizing, sorting, search and filtering. The page makes use of a custom Wordpress Plugin developed by Rua Design.

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The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Asia (ReSAKSS-Asia) is facilitated by IFPRI with the goal of mobilizing research to inform policies that reduce poverty and hunger in Asia. ReSAKSS ASIA's website was redesigned and transitioned to the Wordpress platform, with a custom plugin for publications.

Collective Action and Property Rights

The Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) is one of several inter-center initiatives of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)created to foster research and promote collaboration on institutional aspects of natural resource management between CGIAR research centers, national agricultural research institutions, and other sources. The CAPRi website was re-designed and moved to IFPRI's Wordpress platform.

IFPRI Climate Change

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) researchers and their many partners and collaborators seek to assist small-scale farmers to find ways to sustainably adapt to and build resilience toward a changing climate. The purpose of this site is to gather content: including blogs, research outputs and project updates.

Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (versions 2004 - 2018)

ASTI's mission is to provide up-to-date quantitative and qualitative data and subsequent analyses on investment, capacity, and institutional trends in agricultural research and development (R&D) in low- and middle-income countries that will assist R&D managers and policymakers in improved policy formulation and decisionmaking at national, regional, and international levels.

CGIAR Impact

The Standing Panel on Impact Assessment is a sub-group of the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) which has an advisory role, primarily to CGIAR members through the Fund Council, on issues relating to the quality, relevance and impact of CGIAR research activity.

Science Forum 2013

An International forum on Nutrition and health outcomes: targets for agricultural research. The forum serves as a means to reach out to scientists and scientific communities largely external to the CGIAR, but who have potentially important contributions to make to the CGIAR research portfolio and its system level objectives of improving food security, human nutrition and health, alleviation of poverty and environmental sustainability.

CTA Making the Connection Conference

A conference bringing together the private sector, farmers, governments, civil society, the donor community and others to fully explore the issues related to value chain development and to share experiences. (website design by Hero, SA www.hero.co.za)

CTA Extension Conference

An international conference to take stock of current policies, thinking and practice, successes and failures of ongoing and past reforms in extension and advisory service. 


Bench Bio Private Limited (BenchBio) is a privately held Indian start-up company with strong European links providing biotechnology solutions to the agricultural sector worldwide. BenchBio is located at Vapi (Gujarat) near Mumbai and is focusing on discovering important traits in plants both for agricultural and consumer value. BenchBio is creating, as well as discovering, alleles using a non-transgenic (non-GM) method known as 'Allele Discovery Platform (ADP)'.

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