Marc Schut

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Social Scientist

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Marc Schut is a social scientist working with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation group of Wageningen University (WUR). Marc is Flagship Leader for ‘Improving Livelihoods at Scale’ under the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB). Marc is also Principal Investigator of the CIALCA project (, which focuses on the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems to enhance food, income, and nutrition security in Central Africa. Marc has published close to 30 science papers in ISI Thompson journals in the field of policy research, innovation studies and multi-stakeholder processes. His ambition is to conduct action research that enhances innovation and scaling capacities of public and private sector partners and shapes research, development, and policy agendas.


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. »