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Linking development actions at different levels through innovation platforms

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. This ninth brief discusses ways to facilitate learning and problem solving across innovation platforms at different levels (vertical linkages) and between initiatives located at the same level (horizontal linkages). Continue reading

HUMIDTROPICS / Innovation Systems / Participation / Research

How participatory agricultural research changes us – researchers share personal journeys

This post was drafted by Terry Clayton based on conversations and interactions with people participating in the Participatory Agricultural Research: Approaches, Design and Evaluation (PARADE) workshop held in Oxford from 9-13 December 2013. We tend to be so preoccupied with how our research does or doesn’t, should or shouldn’t, can or could influence other people, … Continue reading

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Understanding power dynamics essential to ensure impact of innovation platforms

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. To help document recent experiences and insights, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently published a series of short innovation platform ‘practice briefs’ to help guide the design and implementation of innovation platforms in agricultural research for development. This … Continue reading

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Innovation platforms and agricultural research interventions

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. This third brief focuses on interactions between research and innovation platforms – how researchers can engage with innovation platforms and how platforms can support research processes. Continue reading

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Innovation platforms to shape national policies in agriculture

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. This second brief explains and illustrates ways that innovation platforms contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies. Continue reading