Innovation and Scaling

Pillar 3: Innovation and Scaling

innovation

Objective

To develop, validate, and avail best get innovations and related implementation processes aimed at sustainably improving productivity, market engagement, and dietary quality, tailored to the variability among producers and their customers in the Great Lakes Region.

Description

This pillar aims to develop, validate, and avail best get innovations and related implementation processes aiming at sustainably improving productivity, market engagement, and dietary quality, tailored to the variability among producers and their customers in the Great Lakes Region. Five groups of activity are planned under the pillar over the project duration: (i) develop farmer typologies and livelihood strategies; (ii) assemble and prioritize the interventions related to production, nutrition, and market access; (iii) identify a set of production-related interventions which are specific to farmer classes; (iv) evaluate trade-offs of interventions in relation to productivity, nutritional status, value chain access, and environmental conditions; and (v) integrate learned lessons in the decision support framework. All activities under the pillar are in progress.

Expected outcomes

By the end of 2020, at least five development partners have used the CIALCA segmentation framework to provide diverse innovation options to farm households in the Great Lakes Region.

By the end of 2020, a set of production-related interventions for cassava- and banana-based systems is integrated in ongoing, partner-led scaling initiatives.

By the end of 2020, a set of nutrition-related interventions for cassava- and banana-based systems is integrated in ongoing, partner-led scaling initiatives.

By the end of 2020, a set of market-related interventions for cassava- and banana-based systems is integrated in ongoing, partner-led scaling initiatives.

Activities

Outputs

Activity 3.1: Develop typologies of farmer characteristics and livelihood strategies in banana- and cassava-based systems that enables better targeting of innovations and implementation processes

By the end of 2018, an inventory of farmer characteristics (location, age, gender, socioeconomic status) and livelihood strategies (production objectives, risk coping strategies, etc.) has been developed

Activity 3.2: Assemble and prioritize production, nutrition, and market access-related interventions towards sustainable agriculture generated by CIALCA and other R&D initiatives

By the end of 2017, production, nutrition, and market access-related interventions have been assembled, integrated in CIALCA-base, and prioritized based on stakeholder demand

Activity 3.3. Validate best-bet interventions including aspects of risk and alignment to the status of agricultural companies

By the end of 2018 and yearly thereafter, a set of production-related interventions has been identified that target different farm classes and are ready for scaling

Activity 3.4. Evaluate trade-offs of interventions in relation to productivity, nutritional status, value chain access, and environmental conditions

By the end of each R4D campaign, trade-offs of production interventions are understood

Activity 3.5: Develop production-, nutrition, and market access-related recommendations for integration in the decision support framework (act. 2.3)

By the end of each R4D campaign, lessons learned are integrated in the decision support framework of public and private stakeholders

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