User innovation in agriculture

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Presentation on user innovation in agriculture for the Aid for Trade project. More about the project: http://undp.akvoapp.org/en/project/305/

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User innovation in agriculture

  1. 1. Bratislava, November 6, 2013 Aid for Trade Is the solution already out there? Innovations created by farmers and craftsmen.
  2. 2. Have you ever modified something you bought?
  3. 3. Lead user is… experiencing needs that are bigger than the needs of average users able to create the solution and would benefit significantly from doing this
  4. 4. Innovation is not about Eureka! moments!
  5. 5. Find & reflect Proto type Work outloud Scale
  6. 6. Prespa Lake, Macedonia Kenya Australia SMS help limit the use of pesticides “Greenhouse DIY” app teaches how to farm Vertical farm system increases lettuce yields Kenya Tunisia Taiwan Hybrid Beehives increase honey production Underground irrigation technique saves water Fruit fly monitoring system warns farmers
  7. 7. We are not just looking for any innovation 1 easy to test/ tested and working 2 fit for the local context 3 cost-efficient 4 likely to diffuse
  8. 8. user innovation
  9. 9. Ok, but how many lead users are out there? Source: User innovation in the United Kingdom, Nesta
  10. 10. How could it work in your project? • we identify the area you want to research • • • look for lead users get them together for a lead workshop or for a fair test and scale the solution(s)
  11. 11. Extremely interested? Visit our website: Get in touch with me! justyna.krol@undp.org Skype: justyna-krol @justynakrol http://userinnovation.undp.sk

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