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Innovation platforms as spaces for change and transformation in rural communities

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Presented by Alan Duncan at the AgriKnowledge Share Fair, Rome, 28 September 2011

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Innovation platforms as spaces for change and transformation in rural communities

  1. 1. Innovation platforms as spaces for change and transformation in rural communities<br />Alan Duncan<br />AgriKnowledge Share Fair<br />Rome, 28 September 2011<br />
  2. 2. Introducing Innovation Systems and Innovation Platforms<br />
  3. 3. Conventional approach to livestock research<br />Technologies<br />
  4. 4. Innovation Systems Approach<br />traders<br />farmers<br />processors<br />researchers<br />
  5. 5. Conventional approach: research to farmer<br />Input supplier<br />Collector<br />Processor<br />Research<br />Extension<br />Rural farmer<br />Consumer<br />Coop<br />
  6. 6. Innovation Systems Approach: research inside<br />Input supplier<br />Collector<br />Processor<br />Research<br />Extension<br />Rural farmer<br />Consumer<br />Coop<br />
  7. 7. Fodder Adoption ProjectEthiopia: Innovation Platforms from technology focus to actors focus<br />Alan Duncan<br />
  8. 8. Fodder Innovation processes in Ethiopia: Initial Phase with few actors<br />FAP<br />FAP<br />NARS<br />NARS<br />Ministry <br />Ministry <br />IPMS<br />IPMS<br />(extension)<br />(extension)<br />May 2008<br />Seed<br />sourced<br />44 farmers <br />plant on <br />own fields<br />Dec 2009<br />Fodder <br />options <br />identified<br />Farmers<br />
  9. 9. Fodder Innovation processes in Ethiopia: Later Phases with many actors<br />Technical innovation<br />Institutional innovation<br />Land o Lakes<br />Land o Lakes<br />Eden Field<br />Eden Field<br />Seeds<br />Seeds<br />Crop Grow<br />Crop Grow<br />plc<br />plc<br />FAP<br />Farmers<br />NARS<br />NARS<br />FAP<br />FAP<br />NARS<br />NARS<br />Land o Lakes<br />Land o Lakes<br />Eden Field<br />Eden Field<br />Seeds<br />Seeds<br />Ethiopian <br />Ethiopian <br />Meat & Dairy <br />Meat & Dairy <br />Tech Inst.<br />Tech Inst.<br />Ministry <br />Ministry <br />Farmers<br />FAP<br />NARS<br />NARS<br />IPMS<br />IPMS<br />Ethiopian <br />(extension)<br />(extension)<br />Meat & Dairy <br />Ministry <br />Ministry <br />IPMS<br />IPMS<br />Tech Inst.<br />(extension)<br />(extension)<br />FAP<br />Ministry <br />Ministry <br />IPMS<br />IPMS<br />(extension)<br />(extension)<br />Godino<br />Dairy<br />Godino<br />Dairy<br />Ada<br />’<br />a<br />Dairy <br />Ada<br />’<br />a<br />Dairy <br />Co<br />-<br />op<br />Co<br />-<br />op<br />Co<br />-<br />op<br />Co<br />-<br />op<br />May 2008<br />Seed<br />sourced<br />44 farmers <br />plant on <br />own fields<br />X-bred cows <br />sourced<br />Farmers <br />purchase<br /> seed<br />60 farmers <br />plant on <br />own fields<br />Milk transport<br /> issues voiced<br />Dec 2009<br />Fodder <br />options <br />identified<br />Dairy co-op <br />formed<br />FAP<br />Farmers<br />Milk transport <br />negotiations<br /> ongoing<br />
  10. 10. Nile Basin Development ChallengeEthiopia: Innovation Platforms on NRM Issues<br />Alan Duncan<br />
  11. 11. Platforms based around NRM: Incentives for Collective Action needed<br />Local Research <br />Action 2<br />Community<br />NGO<br />NBDC<br />National research<br />NBDC research outputs <br />Indigenous knowledge<br />Champion farmers<br />Woreda admin<br />Community<br />Community<br />Woreda offices<br />Business ideas<br />Private sector<br />Woreda water<br />Action 3<br />Woreda extension<br />Action 1<br />
  12. 12. Nile Basin Development ChallengeEthiopia: Ideas to support collective action by communities<br />Alan Duncan<br />
  13. 13. Participatory video: tool for communities<br />
  14. 14. Innovation funds: support for community initiatives<br />
  15. 15. http://fodderadoption.wordpress.com<br />http://nilebdc.org<br />http://www.waterandfood.info<br />

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