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Innovation Platforms for Agricultural Development : Evaluating the mature innovation platforms landscape
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Innovation Platforms (IPs) form the core of many Agricultural Research for Development programmes, stimulating multi-stakeholder collaboration and action towards the realization of agricultural development outcomes. This book enhances the body of knowledge of IPs by focusing on mature innovation platforms in agricultural systems research, including the crop and livestock sectors, and innovations in farmer co-operatives and agricultural extension services.
Resulting from an international IP case study competition, the examples reported will help the many actors involved with agricultural innovation platforms worldwide reflect on their actions and achievements (or failures), and find tools to share their experience. Chapters focus on the humid tropics, with studies from Central Africa, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nicaragua and Uganda. Authors reflect critically on the impact of innovation platforms and showcase their progress, providing an important sourcebook and inspiration for students, researchers and professionals.