This document contains summary reports of rapid institutional analyses carried out with SCARDA ‘Focal Institutions’ towards the end of the Inception Phase of the Programme. Earlier scoping studies generated a large dataset on the capacities and the broad capacity strengthening priorities of the main agricultural research and development and training organisations in sub-Saharan African countries. Using criteria developed during the scoping studies, stakeholders at a Regional Inception Phase Review Workshop held in Accra in August 2007 selected a total of eleven institutions to be the Focal Institutions for SCARDA. The institutions were chosen taking into account their strategic importance in national agricultural research and development systems in their respective countries, the magnitude of their capacity needs, and the potential for generating impact within a short period of time.
FARA, Accra, Ghana. 74 pp.