Multi-stakeholder or innovation platforms are increasingly seen as a promising vehicle for agricultural innovation and development. In the field of agricultural research for development (AR4D), such platforms are an important element of a commitment to more intentional, structured and long-term engagement among stakeholders in the agricultural sector. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been increasingly involved in innovation platforms in recent years, and this course draws on the experiences of ILRI and many of its partners (read more here) from and a set of 'Innovation Platform practice briefs'.
It was conceptualized by Iddo Dror and Deborah Wyburn and produced by Deborah Wyburn based on the Humidtropics workshop, "Understanding, Facilitating and Monitoring Agricultural Innovation Processes" held in Kenya 29 April - 2 May 2014 coordinated by Iddo Dror and Marc Schut, with further inputs from Fatunbi Oluwole and Adewale Adekunle of FARA, Murat Sartas of Wageningen University and IITA, and Lisa Hiwasaki of ICRAF. ILRI acknowledges support from the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics) to produce this course.
Citation Humidtropics/IIAT/WUR/ILRI. 2015. Understanding, Facilitating and Monitoring Innovation Platforms. Online learning course. Nairobi: International Livestock Research Institute