CRISP has provided training and advisory services to a number donors and development organisations.
CRISP organised a Training Programme on Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS)-Looking Beyond ATMA convergence on 27th June to 2nd July 2016, Hyderabad in collaboration with National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE)
Agricultural Innovation System (AIS) is a framework widely used by the development practitioners around the globe to diagnose and reform agricultural sector. Extension and Advisory Services are integral into the AIS. A great value of AIS framework is that it allows the role and organization of extension to be understood as part of a wider canvas of actors, processes, institutions and policies that are critical for innovation. The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) and the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) jointly organized a training programme on “Agricultural Innovation System (AIS)-Looking Beyond ATMA convergence” held at MANAGE, Hyderabad from 27 June to 2 July 2016. Thirty-five participants across the country from different fields and disciplines participated in the six day programme. Read more


CRISP organised two training programmes on Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) at Bagdogra (29-31 October 2013) and Patna (12-14 November 2013). These trainings, funded by the Australian Council for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), were aimed at enhancing the capacity of the ACIAR Project teams and partners in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Australia. Read More.
CRISP faculty also participates as guest speakers in national and international training programmes organized by the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) and the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, India.
CRISP has been part of several other reviews. These include:
  1. Review of the CGIAR Research Programme on Wheat (CRP-Wheat)
  2. Quick Evaluation of Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA)
  3. Technical review of Research into Use programme of DFID
  4. Scoping study on South Asia Regional Agricultural Research Programme of DFID
  5. Review of Policy Training Course Module on Agricultural Extension (FAO)
  6. South Asia Policy Review on agricultural research (Network Mapping and Opportunity Analysis) for RIU

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CRISP participated in the SATNET Asia national programme on “Bangladesh agricultural technology innovation system - Opportunities and challenges” held during 2-3 September 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh organised by the APCTT (Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology) in partnership with the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council. The workshop was aimed at enhancing the understanding of the current agricultural technology innovation system in Bangladesh among the key actors of the innovation system (government policymakers, R&D institutions, academia and industries) and providing specific recommendations for strengthening the agricultural innovation system in Bangladesh.
Workshop on Market Led Extension-Addressing Issues of Food and Nutritional Security 16 November 2013
CRISP partnered with FICCI and the Syngenta Foundation of India in organising this workshop. Dr Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) made a key note presentation focussing on “Market Led Extension in Vegetables in India” Click here to download the powerpoint slides. Mr. S Sivakumar, Group Head, ITC-Agribusiness,; Dr W R Reddy, IAS, Secretary & Director, Sagar Group of Institutions; Dr. M S Rao, Specialist, Markets, Research and Innovation, ICRISAT; and Dr Rasheed Sulaiman V Director, CRISP participated in the panel discussion that followed this presentation. The book “Transforming Indian Agriculture-India 2040” edited by Dr Marco Ferroni was also released at this workshop.
The meeting discussed the complexities involved in linking farmers to markets (more complex than rocket science) through market led extension especially the need for knowledge intermediation, continued presence of field staff and handholding support; development of capacities related to mobilization, facilitation and negotiation among extension staff; and enhanced public funding to promote market led extension. Extension related to markets and prices has not been a priority for extension in the past. However this is no longer acceptable. Though India has a lot of experiences on market led extension, many of these experiences are of small scale and are scattered across and there hasn’t been enough of synthesis and lesson learning from these experiences. Though the Government has been trying to mobilize farmers as farmer interest groups (FIGs) through ATMA (Agricultural Technology Management Agency) , lack of financial and human capacities to handhold FIGs constrain this important activity. A lot more needs to be done by way of investments, capacities and learning if market led extension which is critical for addressing issues of food and nutritional security has to result in wider impact.
REACHING RURAL WOMEN- CD Launch, 14 October, 2009, New Delhi:
This launch meeting was jointly organized by CRISP, Cirrus Management Services Pvt Limited and the Glasgow Caledonian University to promote the new approach to designing programmes for rural women. The resource CD contains the details of a new consultative process for designing demand-led programmes for rural women. For copies of the CD, kindly contact or the contents of this CD could also be accessed at

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South Asia Rural Innovation Capacity Benchmarking Workshop, 19-20 August, 2009, New Delhi
This workshop was organized jointly by the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, CRISP and LINK (Learning, INnnovation, Knowledge). The workshop was designed as a policy dialogue on implications for capacity benchmarking if South Asian countries wanted to move from science and technology policy to innovation policy with the specific goals of rural development. The workshop brought together senior officials within S&T organisations engaged in science, technology and innovation planning, and academics/ researchers/ practitioners involved in rural innovation in South Asian countries. For proceedings of this workshop click here.