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Innovation Platforms


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Innovation Platforms

Josey Kamanda, Omar Abiba, Sidi Sanyang

TAAT Rice Compact Launch and Knowledge Sharing Workshop

6 - 7 September 2018
M’be, Bouake
Cote d’Ivoire

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Innovation Platforms

  1. 1. Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Innovation Platforms Josey Kamanda, Omar Abiba, Sidi Sanyang TAAT Rice Compact Launch and Knowledge Sharing Workshop 6 - 7 September 2018 M’be, Bouake Cote d’Ivoire
  2. 2. TAAT Rice Compact Technology Delivery Infrastructure riceTDI Task Forces Breeding; Agronomy; Processing & Value Addition; Mechanization; Policy; Gender Improved Varieties RiceAdvice ASI Thresher GEM Parboiler Rice Sector Development Hubs Multi-Stakeholder Innovation Platforms (IPs) NARIs, Extn., NGOs, Policy Millers, Seed, Equip. SMEs, Micro- finance Farmers, Women Processors, Youths, etc. Competence/ Skills Enhancement; IP Facilitation AfricaRice Member States Develop- ment Partners RICE CRP Strategic Level
  3. 3. Country Core hub Spillover (Satellite rice hubs) 1. Benin Malanville Glazoué, Gaya (Niger) 2. Cote d’Ivoire Man Gagnoa, Bouake 3. Ghana Kumasi or Navrongo in the Northern region Navrongo (AGRA will be operating in Brong Ahafo & Navrongo 4. Nigeria Nasarawa & Kano rainfed & irrigated 5. Senegal Fanaye-Dagana Pont Gerdam 6. Sierra Leone Bo Kenema 7. Cameroon Ndop Lagdo 8. Madagascar Ankazomiriotra Ambohibary 9. Uganda Olweny West Nile 10. Mali Niono, Sikasso 11. Guinea Kankan 12. Burkina Faso Banzon, Cascades Rice hubs in TAAT target countries: Core and Satellite rice hubs
  4. 4. Rice Sector Development Hubs: Agro-ecology and Scaling-out Innovation Platforms
  5. 5. Improving governance to facilitate scaling-out Outcomes Sustainable pro-poor development Other factors Effectiveness of food security and agricultural investments * Quality * Efficiency * Equity • Gender • Poverty * Sustainability Ability of beneficiaries to demand services and benefits and hold agencies accountable Capacity of agencies to supply services and program benefits Measures to improve capacity for service delivery/implementation (e.g., staff qualification, incentives, outsourcing) good fit Measures to improve voice and accountability (e.g., empowering user groups; social audits; right to information) Demand-side approaches Supply-side approaches 16
  6. 6. Innovation Platform “A forum for learning and action involving a group of actors with different backgrounds and interests: farmers, agricultural input suppliers, traders, food processors, researchers, government officials, etc. These actors come together to develop a common vision and find ways to achieve their goals. They may design and implement activities as a group or coordinate activities by individual actors.” Homann-Kee Tui et al (2013) Source: IPs Practise Brief 8
  7. 7. Starting and Facilitating IPs Analysis & sensitization of stakeholders Development of IP governance structure Facilitating policy and institutional change Identification of IP facilitators & champions Starting IPs Learning and Reflection Institutional analysis of rice value chains in hubs Research on IPs & Innovation Process Publication of evidence- based success stories Analyzing determinants of innovation adoption Analyzing conditions for success in IP implementation Qualitative & quantitative data collection Documentation of outcomes from IP implementation Technical and Institutional Innovation Catalyzing technology/ innovation dissemination Technologies and Innovations Building technical competence & skills of IP actors Entrepreneurship development models Entrepreneurship Agribusiness skills development Facilitating information and knowledge sharing Demand driven innovation generation Information Knowledge Sharing and Learning Framework for Competence and Skills Building of IP actors in rice value chain Facilitating IPs Analysis of constraints and entry points Facilitating good governance of the IPs Youth & women entrepreneurship development Facilitating access to finance & handholding Outcome Monitoring Action planning Holding innovation clinics Building soft skills of IP facilitators & champions
  8. 8. • Entry point: GEM rice parboiler => culture of rice parboiling • High community commitment and ownership => Contribution from personal and community resources • Capacity building – majority of actors adapted own practises o >1,215 rice parboilers (>915 women and >300 men) trained on P&VA of locally produced rice. About 400 of the trainees (half of them women) were youth aged between 18-32 years • Within 9 months of the establishing the GEM facility, >200 tons or rice sold to over 5,000 customers from 14 states • Hosted development projects and high profile visitors o Demonstration site for parboiling both locally and internationally • More than 20 IP members employed in the GEM facility Bukan-Sidi Lafia IP, Nigeria
  9. 9. Thank You