General Terms of Reference for IBP CoPs

Though the specifics will vary given the unique needs of each proposed community of practice, the general terms of reference for the CoPs are:

  • Promoting interaction, building alliances and facilitating co-ordination and synergy of research initiatives by members
  • Mapping existing knowledge and identifying gaps for proactive interventions
  • Promoting innovation by creating new knowledge and developing new capabilities
  • Facilitating information- and experience-sharing for problem solving
  • Participatory building of a shared repertoire of resources, tools and methodologies
  • Standardising professional practices by leveraging best practice
  • Leveraging economies of scale to secure resources and opportunities for members
  • Advocacy to engender a positive policy, statutory and regulatory environment to promote food security and improved livelihoods for agriculture-dependent households
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