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Putting heads together : agricultural innovation platforms in practice

Document type: book
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Abstract: The agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa badly needs to find new ways of doing things if agricultural development is to contribute to food security and poverty alleviation. This is not only about introducing new technologies to farmers. It is also, even more importantly, about changes in the way old and new technologies, ideas and initiatives are put into practice – as well as how different actors work (together) to stimulate innovation. This book takes a look at platforms that have been set up in order to trigger such change. This book brings together twelve stories from the field about creating and working with innovation platforms in Africa. It is the result of practitioners putting their heads together to analyse their experiences, and to draw lessons from them. This joint analysis provides insights into how innovation platforms (can) work and different options available to them, and also offers suggestions on how to deal with their main common challenges.
Series Title: Bulletin / Development policy and practice
Category: Practice
Editor: Nederlof, S. , Wongtschowski, M. , Lee, F. van der
ISBN: 978-94-6022-183-5
Serial number: 396
ISSN: 0922-7911
Keywords: agriculture , information and communication technologies , sustainable development
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: 192
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: KIT Publishers
Year: 2011
Region: Africa South of Sahara
Right: © 2011 KIT
Subject: Agriculture and Rural Development
Title: Putting heads together : agricultural innovation platforms in practice