A group of 18 university professors from Morocco and Sudan is visiting the Republic of Moldova between October 11-17, 2021. They participate in the "Learning Route" to learn about best practices in agriculture, empowering women and youth in business, and the knowledge management in the Republic of Moldova. Learning Routes were introduced as a key method of knowledge management and learning. Learning routes are a means of exchanging knowledge between different participants and countries. IDIS Viitorul used the Procasur Corporation Learning Route Methodology (PROCASUR), which was recognized, reproduced, expanded, and institutionalized over the years.
The activity is part of “Strengthening Knowledge Management for Greater Development Effectiveness in the Near East, North Africa, Central Asia and Europe (SKiM)” Project led by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Various international partners, such as CIHEAM-Bari, PROCASUR, Virginia Tech as well as National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), national governments, and agricultural extension services in Moldova, Morocco, and Sudan, are collaborating within the project.
Representing the Republic of Moldova in the project is the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul", the Consolidated Unit for the Implementation of IFAD Programs (UCIP IFAD),the State Agrarian University of Moldova, the Research Institute for Field Crops "Selecția" from Bălți.
To offer support for the participants from Morocco and Sudan, but also to promote the exchange, acquisition, and transfer of knowledge, IDIS "Viitorul" has printed the publication ”The Republic of Moldova promoting agriculture, women empowerment, youth, knowledge management, and best practices through Learning Route”. The objectives of this work are to assess the capacity and to enhance the knowledge management skills of key rural institutions and other stakeholders in Moldova, Morocco, and Sudan. The publication is based on five successful case studies in the areas mentioned above.
“Strengthening Knowledge Management for Greater Development Effectiveness in the Near East, North Africa, Central Asia and Europe (SKiM)” Project was initiated in June 2018.