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dc.contributorBoogaard, Birgiten_US
dc.contributorSalazar, Luisen_US
dc.contributorHendrickx, Saskiaen_US
dc.creatorSwaans, Keesen_US
dc.identifier.citationKees Swaans, Birgit Boogaard, Luis Salazar, Saskia Hendrickx. (28/1/2013). Goat value chains as platform to improve income and food security: the case of imGoats in Inhassaro district, Mozambique. Nairobi, Kenya.en_US
dc.description.abstractInnovation platforms are increasingly used as spaces for interaction between actors in value chains to overcome barriers to development. It involves continuous learning and capacity building – both in terms of innovation capacity and specific technical or organizational capacities. Despite the increased use of Innovation Platforms in the context of value chains, there are several questions regarding their practical implementation. This paper aims to gain some insight in their formation and management by sharing experiences from an Innovation Platform for a goat value chain in Inhassoro District, Mozambique. Since the first meeting in May 2011, some of the main lessons include: an Innovation Platform can provide an important mechanism for communication and information exchange to enhance collective action; however, its establishment takes time and needs a lot of facilitation by the project team in the initial stages to ensure proper functioning; moreover, the design and implementation needs to be adapted and negotiated with intended beneficiaries to accommodate seasonality aspects of goat production and marketing, as well as local physical, social and cultural conditions, such as travel distance and literacy rates, gender inequality, and the role goats play in people’s livelihoods.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)en_US
dc.titleGoat value chains as platform to improve income and food security: the case of imGoats in Inhassaro district, Mozambiqueen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood securityen_US
cg.subject.agrovocinnovation systemsen_US
cg.subject.agrovocvalue chainsen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerGlobal Crop Diversity Trust - GCDTen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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