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Turnkey solution


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Turnkey Solution for developing the AKILIMO tools and delivering the tools to the end-user

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Turnkey solution

  1. 1. 10 elements of the TURNKEY SOLUTION
  2. 2. Agronomy at scale Understanding of A × E interactions (Agronomy × Environment) Extrapolate recommendations across target intervention area Supply recommendations Practical field tool Model processes Build prediction models Scale the use of the tools within partner networks
  3. 3. Cassava growers Extension worker Cloud-based prediction engine Extrapolate recommendations Predict response to intervention Understand Agronomy × Environment Printable guides / maps Smartphone app DB logging requests : a digital service to provide tailored agronomic advice
  4. 4. How did we implement ACAI? Primary Partners National Research Partners Advanced Research Institutes Digital Extension Partners
  5. 5. TURNKEY SOLUTION “A type of solution that is easily or readily deployed into a current business, system or process by a third-party, which is able to be used immediately once installed or implemented. The purpose of using a turnkey solution is to avoid the hassle or headache of setting up your own in-house solution.” Definition by the business dictionary
  6. 6. 10 elements of the TURNKEY SOLUTION What if we would start over? We sat down with the core team and came up with…
  7. 7. 1 Demand-driven… Use cases selected by partners with active dissemination networks
  8. 8. 2 Adapting DST format and functionality to partners’ strategy and user’s capabilities and needs
  9. 9. 3 Price dynamics Steering clear from price mapping and prediction
  10. 10. 4 Customizing tools and materials to the preferences of users and beneficiaries
  11. 11. 5 Many on-farm, few on-station trials to capture and understand variation
  12. 12. 6 Validation exercises testing recommendations together with partners
  13. 13. 7 Digital data collection all data collected on tablets, stored centrally and accessible to everyone
  14. 14. 8 Modelling judicious and pragmatic approaches in coupling crop and statistical models
  15. 15. 9 Capacity building Training NARS and a new generation of agronomists
  16. 16. 10 Constant feedback Utilizing our partnership to continuously learn and adapt, and nimbly try out new ways to learn and adapt
  17. 17. AKILIMO COMMUNITY A learning platform for agronomy at scale
  18. 18. 1Demand-driven approach 2Adapting DST formats 3No price mapping 4Customized materials 5Many on-farm trials Turnkey: 10 elements 6Validation exercises 7Digital data collection 8Pragmatic modelling 9Capacity building 10Constant feedback
  19. 19. What we could have done better…
  20. 20. What we’d like to hear from you… 1. Are there any of the 10 elements you disagree with? 2. Are there any elements you would add? If we would do ACAI all over again, what would we definitely do the same, or intensify? (in addition to the 10 elements) 3. If we would do ACAI all over again, what would we change, or need to do better?