The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) confirms closure by end of 2020.

Krishan Bheenick

Coordinator, Capacity Development and Technology Outreach

Biography

Krishan Bheenick is Senior Programme Coordinator of Knowledge Management, in the Knowledge Management and Communications programme at CTA. He has led CTA’s knowledge management (KM) interventions since 2012. Prior to joining CTA, Krishan was a lecturer in Agricultural Systems at the University of Mauritius; worked as a Programme Manager at the Food and Agricultural Research Council, Mauritius; and spent 5 years at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat as the Project Coordinator and Information, Communication and Training Officer for the EU-funded project on ‘Implementation and Coordination of Agricultural Research and Training in the SADC region’. Krishan has established several communities of practice involved in management of agricultural information and has been active in global initiatives on agricultural information and KM.

Articles

by

At the 2018 African Agribusiness Incubator Network (AAIN) Conference and Expo, held from 7–9 March in Dakar, Senegal, CTA held an interactive session on how the incubation of women and youth entrepreneurs in agribusiness could be supported through ICT knowledge sharing and peer learning. As one of the co-organisers, CTA also sponsored 30 participants, comprising women and youth agripreneurs, ICT entrepreneurs, and a knowledge management team.

by

Given that the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, while the amount of arable land remains roughly the same, there is little doubt that agricultural productivity, especially at smallholder farmer level, will have to be improved.

Publications

  1. Effective tools for knowledge management and learning in agriculture and rural development

    As part of implementing its mandate to support capacity development of institutions involved in agricultural and rural development (ARD) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific regions (ACP), the knowledge management (KM) team at the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) carried out desk research and analysis of KM methods and tools that are already being recommended and used by institutions in ARD.

events

  1. Jun 18

    Project implementation review in Southern Africa

    CTA, in partnership with a consortium of partners from the public sector, private sector and farmers’ organisations, have been implementing a project, which aims to contribute to increased resilience to climate change for smallholder farmers in the region, specifically in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia through the promotion of specific climate-smart agricultural solutions. About 18 part…
    Type:
    Conference
    Role:
    Speaker
  2. Jun 18

    Inception workshop on Experience Capitalisation

    During the meeting, a presentation of the Experience capitalisation for greater impact Project to FAO staff and IFAD staff will take place. It will be followed by a Steering Committee meeting of the project, and a workshop to familiarise experts in experience capitalisation with the IMARK e-learning module developed and hold discussions on the use of lea…
    Type:
    Workshop
    Role:
    Speaker
  3. Jun 18

    Knowledge management tools and approaches to support agriculture policies, research and extension services

    A subregional capacity building workshop on knowledge management targeted at Island States in the North Pacific sub-region. The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) will be elaborating a knowledge management plan supporting its agricultural and forestry policy agenda with national stakeholders from the agricultural stakeholders. Observers from Palau, Marshall Islands and Nauru w…
    Type:
    Workshop

Projects

  1. Jun 18

    Knowledge management

    CTA has accumulated almost four decades’ worth of institutional knowledge on the challenges, context and opportunities that exist for smallholder farmers, which has allowed for the development of training and capacity-building processes.

     

Person