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Opportunities for adoption and institutional innovation

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Presented by Per Hillbur at the Africa RISING East and Southern Africa annual review and planning meeting, Lilongwe, Malawi, 3-5 September 2013

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Opportunities for adoption and institutional innovation

  1. 1. Opportunities for adoption and institutional innovation Per Hillbur Malmö University, Sweden Africa RISING East and Southern Africa annual review and planning meeting, Lilongwe, Malawi, 3-5 September 2013
  2. 2.  Hillbur, Per (2013) The Africa RISING research sites in Tanzania. Opportunities and challenges to sustainable intensification and institutional innovation. Background paper, July 2013.  Hillbur, Per (2013) Research on institutional innovation and scaling issues in Africa RISING. Draft research plan, August 2013
  3. 3. Why does not adoption occur?
  4. 4. What is the potential for sustainable intensification?
  5. 5. What has actually changed?
  6. 6. Population growth steady stimulates change challenges traditional land use patterns and livelihoods.  Target: Continue titles and land certificates process, livestock integration, ISFM, zero-grazing, etc Challenge Babati
  7. 7. Farm household level >< Field (plot) level >< Landscape level Target: Land use plans, landscape scale focus, pigeon pea intercropping Challenge Kiteto
  8. 8. Climate change, soil fertility, soil conservation, labor availability Targets: Land use plans, titling, landscape analysis, post-harvest technologies and mgmt, drought-resistant varieties, labour intensification, livestock integration Challenge Kongwa
  9. 9.  Three functions (Leeuwis and Aarts 2011): network building social learning conflict management  How do we support ‘socially acceptable transformation’, e g how can platforms work in a way that is gender transformative? R4D platforms
  10. 10. Stakeholders by category Category of stakeholders Kongwa/Kiteto Babati Farmers MVIWATA Farmers repr MVIWATA Farmer repr Input suppliers Tanseed TFA TOSCA MeruAgro Minjingu Fertilizer Co PANNAR, SATEC Tanseed, TFA, TOSCA Output handling and market support agents Kibaigwa market FaidaMali Virtus Global Ltd Financial institutions SACCOs SACCOs VICOBA
  11. 11. Stakeholdersby category, cont. Category of stakeholders Kongwa/Kiteto Babati Extension agents Kongwa DC, Kiteto DC, NAFAKA, Orgut Babati DC Babati TownC, Orgut Research institutions CGIAR, ARI Hombolo NARI, Selian ARI, IRA/UDSM, SUA Pasture Res. Centre, UDOM CGIAR NARI, NM–AIST, Selian ARI Policy makers Kongwa DC, Kiteto DC MKURABITA Babati DC Babati TownC Others (NGOs, donors etc) CORDS, FARM-Africa Inades-Formation, INTSORMIL, LVIA, SULEDO USAID, World Vision Intl FARM-Africa, FIDE RECODA, TAP, TCCIA, TechnoServe USAID, World Vision Intl
  12. 12. “scaling is not simply about copying success; it is also about enabling high levels of innovation, experimentation, and feedback” Woodhill, J., Guijt, J., Wegner, L., Sopov, M. (2012). From islands of success to seas of change: a report on scaling inclusive agri-food markets. Centre for Develop-ment Innovation, Wageningen UR. Scaling up Scaling out Scaling adaptively
  13. 13. “scaling is not simply about copying success; it is also about enabling high levels of innovation, experimentation, and feedback” Woodhill, J., Guijt, J., Wegner, L., Sopov, M. (2012). From islands of success to seas of change: a report on scaling inclusive agri-food markets. Centre for Develop-ment Innovation, Wageningen UR. Scaling up Scaling out Scaling adaptively
  14. 14. Three categories of output: PRODUCTION, INCOME and NUTRITION (The Montpellier Panel 2013) Support to interventions that target women as beneficiaries, is a support to higher productivity, improved health and nutrition status, and good governance Impact
  15. 15. Research/implementation process The case of Africa RISING Focus Aspect(s) of sustainable intensification Definition of area Projects sites, field sites, study units Background Baseline studies, history of area, previous interventions Trends Which are the current trends (poverty, environmental degradation, market conditions, etc.) – potential for sustainable intensification Stakeholders/actors Include all relevant stakeholders at relevant level to secure future information flows (R4D platform) Indirect stakeholders Media, nature, etc Validation of stakeholders Contribution and benefit patterns M & E : preliminary level for IDOs, impact Vision for the area Impact at regional level (ESA) Preliminary formulation of entry points Strategy Research logistics, time frame M & E: internal monitoring of program resources Work plan Entry points (innovation + target area/group) Formalizing/signing agreements local – intermediate – (national)
  16. 16. Sida strategy for 2013-2019 Swedish International Development Authority. (2012). Bedömningsunderlag för ny samarbetsstrategi med Tanzania 2012-2016. Sida: Stockholm. Results Indicators 2012 situation Improved tenure security for smallholders and large-scale investors Number of rural villages with a local Land Use Plan About 10% Number of rural households with certified land rights About 160 000 out of 8 000 000 (2 %)
  17. 17. Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation africa-rising.net

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