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Introduction to social science

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Presentation during IITA R4D week 2015 (23 - 27 Nov. 2015). By: Victor Manyong
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Introduction to social science

  1. 1. www.iita.orgA member of CGIAR consortium Introduction to social science Victor Manyong 24th November 2015 (R4D Week 2015)
  2. 2. IITA Refreshed Strategy ‘To lift over 11.6 million Africans out of poverty and turn 7.5 million ha of land into sustainable use’
  3. 3. IITA Products and KPI Poverty IITA innovations Improved Germplasm GAP & IPMSLU Innovations Knowledge, PH, IPs, … Crop Improvement & Biotechnology Natural Resource Management Social Science & Agribusiness Plant Productio n & Plant Health IITA Goals EXPOSURE & ADOPTION
  4. 4. Research on Social Science & Agribiz: Guiding Framework Ex ante impact (Priority setting, Baseline studies, Foresight modeling) Evaluation (technical, economic, social, environmental) Adoption (Adoption studies) Ex post impact (e.g. Economic returns, KPI-Poverty studies) Situation Analysis INNOVATION GENERATION (Germplasm, SLU, Posthvst, IPM, IP..) SCALING OUT DISSEMINATIONSCALING UP DISSEMINATION
  5. 5. Ex ante impact Evaluation Adoption Ex post impact Situation Analysis INNOVATION GENERATION SCALING OUT DISSEMINATION SCALING UP DISSEMINATION PoliciesClimate change Institutions Markets Other Factors
  6. 6. Ex ante impact Evaluation Adoption Ex post impact Situation Analysis INNOVATION GENERATION SCALING OUT DISSEMINATION SCALING UP DISSEMINATION Social Science Research Strategy, 2012-2020: Six (6) Objectives O1: Ex ante impact assessment for priority setting and future plausible scenarios O2: Technology evaluation, improved understanding of the dynamics of livelihood strategies and pathways out of poverty O3: Adoption of technological, institutional and policy innovations (gender) O5: Scaling methods for improved targeting of technologies to increase impact O6: New methods for ex post impact assessment and impact of technologies documented O4: Agricultural input & output, policy and institutional arrangements for increased market participation & commercialization
  7. 7. Social Science Session Today • Part I: Oral presentations with 5 papers on the SS strategy – Topics chosen from 2015 publications but one – Speakers: Senior and junior scientists == Time for presentation: 15 minutes each
  8. 8. Social Science Session Today: Part I (Cont) • Part I: Oral presentations with 5 papers on the SS strategy – Topics chosen from 2015 publications but one – Speakers: Senior and junior scientists == Time for presentation: 15 minutes each Ex ante impact assessment of GMB BXW (PLoS ONE, 2015) (Obj1) Multi-stakeholder platforms (Scaling strategies to increase impact) (Exp Agric, 2015 & Agr Syst, in press) (Obj 5) Gender (Adoption of innovations) (JFAE, 2015) (Obj 3) Policy (Agricultural markets, policy and institutional arrangements) (Obj 4) Ex-post impact (Ex post impact assessment) (JF, 2015) (Obj 6)
  9. 9. Social Science Session Today • Part II: Poster session with 25 posters – Published and yet to be published papers – Approaches: quantitative, qualitative or both – Various CRPs and hubs – Speakers: Senior and junior scientists and postgraduate students == Shorter poster presentation (1 minute each) in Plenary followed by Poster discussion
  10. 10. IITA Social Science and Agribusiness Scientists  Across CRPs  Geographic location 5 6 10 18 39 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 SA CA EA WA Total  Source of Funds 29% 71% 100% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% W1&2 W3 Total  Economists, rural sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists
  11. 11. THANK YOU

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