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Science Forum Day 2 - Daniel Jamu - Innovation brokerage in aquaculture

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  • 1. INNOVATION BROKERAGE IN AQUACULTURE: Lessons from the Malawi fish farming innovation platform
    Daniel Jamu1, Elias Madzudzo1,2, Nobel Moyo2, Hastings Zidana3, Mphatso Chapotera1
    1WorldFish Center, Malawi2Research Into Use Programme,.3National Aquaculture Center
  • 2. Farmer-scientist research participatory approach
  • 3. Innovation systems approach
    Formation of transient networks by chain actors
    Formulate innovation challenge
    Identify system blockages that affect efficient operations of value chain
    Identify a broker to coordinate networks
    Nurture and facilitate network
  • 4. Development of participatory research and extension in Malawi
    AQUACULTURE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION
    1970-1990
    1996-2007
    1990-1995
    2007-
    On-station research; farming systems research
    Farmer-scientist research partnerships (FSRP)
    On-station research-linear model
    Innovation systems approach
    AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION
    1960-1980
    1980-1995
    1996-
    FSRP-Innovation systems approach
  • 5. Reasons for the sudden shift from FSRP to innovation systems approach
    Promotion of innovation systems by DfiD RIU
    Policy shift towards commercial SME aquaculture
    New actors and partnerships
    Value chain approach
  • 6. The Innovation Challenge and key constraint to unblock
    Innovation challenge
    “How to increase tilapia production by small, medium and large scale aquaculture producers?”
    Key constraint to unblock
    “Low availability of quality fingerlings of the improved O. Shiranus strain”
  • 7. Brokering the innovation
    National Innovation Coalition
    Innovative Fish Farmers Network
    Department of Fisheries/ PIAD
    National Aquaculture Centre
    Riu Country Programme Office
    Research Organisations and Universities
    Innovation Broker
    Private Sector
    NGOs
  • 8. Fingerling certification
    PIAD
    Tilapia Hatchery guidelines
    Facilitating changes in rules and regulations
    Platform for policy advocacy
    Boundary work
    Institutional change
    Disseminating knowledge & technology
    Fish Farming Innovation Challenge
    Demand articulation
    Visioning
    Foresight
    Institutional support
    Innovative Fish Farmer Network
    Peer exchange
    Knowledge brokering
    Existence and performance of improved OS
    Knowledge gaps assessment
    Diagnosis
    Communicating technology
    Innovation Broker FF Platform
    Demand stimulation
    Demonstrations on improved OS growth by 4 fry nurseries
    High quality improved OS finger
    lings
    Capacity building (entrepreneurship)
    Certified hatcheries
    Gate keeping
    SME’s IFFN, Maldeco
    Organizational development
    Network brokering
    Selecting collaborators
    Training and competence building
    Bunda and NAC
    Match making
    Technical skills
    Group dynamics
    Incubating enterprises
    NGO (WVI)
    Linking and coordinating
    Brood-stock, seed and feed
    Innovative fish farmers network
    4 Hatcheries and 1 SME
    Hatchery Management
    Fish farming innovation brokerage
  • 9. Achievements
    Private sector access to policy makers enhanced
    Development and approval of fish seed certification process
    Facilitated the dissemination of improved O. shiranusto hatcheries, nurseries and farmers
  • 10. IPG Output
    Jamu, D., E. Madzudzo, N. Moyo, H. Zidana, M. Chapotera (in prep). Innovation brokerage in aquaculture: Lessons from the Malawi fish farming innovation platform (Journal of Agriculture Education and Extension)
  • 11. Key lessons
    Innovation systems approach could be a valuable tool for accelerating adoption of aquaculture technologies and achieving development impact at scale
    Effective implementation depends on the development of effective and durable partnerships.
    Choice of innovation broker critical to success of the approach