The story of Humidtropics agricultural innovation capacity development, 2014-2016
Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Research

The story of Humidtropics agricultural innovation capacity development, 2014-2016

From 2012-2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated System for the Humid Tropics, or Humidtropics, worked towards transforming the lives of the rural poor in several action sites in Asia, Africa and Tropical America. Initially, capacity development went on almost intuitively, as an integrated part of the implementation process. It soon become clear that such … Continue reading

Africa / Ghana / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Knowledge and Information / Markets / PIL / PIM / Value Chains / West Africa

Is there value for innovation platforms? New Volta study suggests interesting insights

A new paper attempts to test a new conceptual framework for evaluating innovation platforms for agrifood value chains. Data collected validate a possible link between the structure of the platforms, the conduct of their members and the resulting market performance through reducing the transaction costs of search and information. Continue reading

Capacity development, and innovation systems and platforms
Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems

Capacity development, and innovation systems and platforms

Multi-stakeholder or innovation platforms are increasingly seen as a promising vehicle for agricultural innovation and development. In the field of agricultural research for development (AR4D), such platforms are an important element of a commitment to more intentional, structured and long-term engagement among sector stakeholders. See ILRI capacity development brief 5, Capacity development, and innovation systems … Continue reading

A look at multi-stakeholder (aka innovation) platforms: From Africa RISING to MilkIT to imGoats to Humidtropics
ASSP / CapDev / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / PIL / Research

A look at multi-stakeholder (aka innovation) platforms: From Africa RISING to MilkIT to imGoats to Humidtropics

Multi-stakeholder or innovation platforms are increasingly seen as a promising vehicle for agricultural innovation and development. In the field of agricultural research for development (AR4D), such platforms are an important element of a commitment to more structural and long-term engagement between stakeholders in the agricultural sector. Continue reading

Humidtropics program launches research-for-development platform in Ethiopia
Agriculture / Article / ASSP / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / HUMIDTROPICS / Livestock

Humidtropics program launches research-for-development platform in Ethiopia

On 5 February 2015, the Humidtropics Ethiopia Action Site R4D Platform was launched at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa. The platform is designed to oversee, and link with, the local level innovation platforms at field sites for co-learning and guiding Humidtropics integrated research-for-development activities in the country. Continue reading