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August 21, 2017Knowledge Portal
Do theories of change enable innovation platforms and partnerships to navigate towards impact?

This working paper examines how theories of change (ToCs) have enabled practitioners to navigate towards impact in settings characterized by a multiplicity of views from different actors on issues of joint concern. ToCs are increasingly used to articulate pathways for interventions and to support learning. »

August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Bringing farmers into the game: Strengthening farmers’ role in the innovation process through a simulation game

This article in the discusses the participation of farmers in knowledge co-production within multi-stakeholder settings. While farmers are recognized as equally weighing sources of innovation in the Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) framework, their participation in knowledge co-production within multi-stakeholder settings such as innovation platforms is still often limited. »

July 26, 2017Knowledge Portal
Integrated agricultural landscape management: Case study on inclusive innovation processes, monitoring and evaluation in Tanzania

This article describes the process, the results, challenges, and lessons emanating from applying integrated agricultural landscape management (IALM) processes in innovation platforms. Integrated landscape management is a process for achieving multiple objectives related to agricultural production, ecosystem conservation, and sustainable natural resource management. »

The what’s, where’s and how’s of Agricultural Innovation Platforms
June 28, 2017Expert opinion
The what’s, where’s and how’s of Agricultural Innovation Platforms

Marc Schut from the CGIAR International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Wageningen University recently published a book with Guidelines for Innovation Platforms. In his blog he highlights the need to think more critically about when, how and in what form Innovation Platforms can meaningfully contribute to agricultural development impacts. »

June 20, 2017Knowledge Portal
Guidelines for innovation platforms in agricultural research for development

This publication provides guidelines for creating successful innovation platforms in agricultural research for development (AR4D). Innovation Platforms are an increasingly popular approach to enhancing multi-stakeholder collaboration in AR4D programmes. »

May 1, 2017Knowledge Portal
Compositional dynamics of multilevel innovation platforms in agricultural research for development

Innovation platforms (IPs) form a popular vehicle in agricultural research for development (AR4D) to facilitate stakeholder interaction, agenda setting, and collective action toward sustainable agricultural development. This article in the Science and Public Policy Journal, aims to systematically research the dynamics of stakeholder composition throughout IPs and tries to analyze how seven ‘key functions’ of the innovation process are fulfilled. »