This paper examines the design and implementation of a package of capacity strengthening interventions undertaken between March 2007 and March 2011, which aimed to enhance the performance of the national agricultural research system (NARS) in Lesotho. It also identifies some initial outcomes from these interventions and makes recommendations to sustain the process of organisational and institutional change and build on the results that have been achieved. The paper is the first of three case studies which investigate the application of a holistic approach to capacity strengthening developed through the project ‘Strengthening Capacity for Agricultural Research and Development (SCARDA)’ which was coordinated by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa.
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