Innovation Platforms in Agricultural Research for Development: Ex-ante appraisal of the purposes and conditions under which innovation platforms can contribute to agricultural development outcomes
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Marc Schut, Josey Kamanda, Andreas Gramzow, Thomas Dubois, Dietmar Stoian, Jens Anton Andersson, Iddo Dror, Murat Sartas, Remco Mur, Shinan Kassam, Herman Brouwer, Andre Jules Devaux, Claudio Velasco Mc Lean, Rica Joy Flor, Martin Gummert, Djuna Buizer, Cynthia McDougall, Kristin Davis, Sabine Homann-Kee Tui, Mark Lundy. (6/6/2018). Innovation Platforms in Agricultural Research for Development: Ex-ante appraisal of the purposes and conditions under which innovation platforms can contribute to agricultural development outcomes. Experimental Agriculture, pp. 1-22.
Innovation platforms are fast becoming part of the mantra of agricultural research for development projects and programmes. Their basic tenet is that stakeholders depend on one another to achieve agricultural development outcomes, and hence need a space where they can learn, negotiate and coordinate to overcome challenges and capture opportunities through a facilitated innovation process. Although much has been written on how to implement and facilitate innovation platforms efficiently, few studies support ex-ante appraisal of when and for what purpose innovation platforms provide an appropriate mechanism for achieving development outcomes, and what kinds of human and financial resource investments and enabling environments are required.
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