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Innovation Africa: Enriching Farmers' Livelihoods
     

Innovation Africa: Enriching Farmers' Livelihoods

by Pascal Sanginga
 

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ISBN-10: 1844076717

ISBN-13: 9781844076710

Pub. Date: 12/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Agricultural research, extension and education can contribute greatly to enhancing agricultural production in a sustainable way and to reducing poverty in the developing world, but achievements have generally fallen short of expectations in Africa. In recent years, growing economic and demographic pressures - coupled with the entry of new market forces and actors -

Overview

Agricultural research, extension and education can contribute greatly to enhancing agricultural production in a sustainable way and to reducing poverty in the developing world, but achievements have generally fallen short of expectations in Africa. In recent years, growing economic and demographic pressures - coupled with the entry of new market forces and actors - have created a need and an opportunity for more interactive approaches to development. Understanding the existing innovation processes, recognizing the potential for catalysing them and learning how to support joint innovation by different groups will be the key to success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844076710
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes xi

Foreword Peter Matlon xv

Acknowledgements xviii

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations xx

1 Innovation Africa: An Introduction Ann Waters-Bayer Pascal C. Sanginga Susan Kaaria Jemimah Njuki Chesha Wettasinha 1

Part I Innovation Concepts and Methods

2 Conceptual and Methodological Developments in Innovation Niels Roling 9

3 Comparison of Frameworks for Studying Grassroots Innovation: Agricultural Innovation Systems and Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems Amanuel Assefa Ann Waters-Bayer Robert Fincham Maxwell Mudhara 35

4 Applying the Innovation Systems Concept in the Field: Experiences of a Research Team in Uganda Chris Opondo Conny Almekinders Jeremias Mowo Rogers Kanzikwera Pauline Birungi Winnie Alum Margaret Barwogeza 57

5 Developing the Art and Science of Innovation Systems Enquiry: Alternative Tools and Methods, and Applications to Sub-Saharan African Agriculture David J. Spielman Javier Ekboir Kristin Davis 72

Part II Strengthening Social Capital in Agricultural Innovation Systems

6 Harnessing Local and Outsiders' Knowledge: Experiences of a Multi-Stakeholder Partnership to Promote Farmer Innovation in Ethiopia Tesfahun Fenta Amanuel Assefa 89

7 An Innovation System in the Rangelands: Using Collective Action to Diversify Livelihoods among Settled Pastoralists in Ethiopia D. Layne Coppock Solomon Desta Seyoum Tezera Getachew Gebru 104

8 Social Networks and Status in Adopting Agricultural Technologies and Practices among Small-Scale Farmers in Uganda Robert Mazur Sheila Onzere 120

9 From Participation to Partnership: A Different Way for Researchers to Accompany Innovation Processes -Challenges and Difficulties Henri Hocde Bernard Triomphe Guy Faure Michel Dulcire 135

Part III Policy, Institutional and Market-Led Innovation

10 Participatory Analysis of the Potato Knowledge and Information System in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda Peter Gildemacher Paul Maina Moses Nyongesa Peter Kinyae Gebremedhin Woldegiorgis Yohannes Lema Belew Damene Shiferaw Tafesse Rogers Kakuhenzire Imelda Kashaija Charles Musoke Joseph Mudiope Ignatius Kahiu Oscar Ortiz 153

11 Enabling Rural Innovation: Empowering Farmers to Take Advantage of Market Opportunities and Improve Livelihoods Susan Kaaria Jemimah Njuki Annet Abenakyo Robert Delve Pascal C. Sanginga 167

12 Doing Things Differently: Post-Harvest Innovation Learning Alliances in Tanzania and Zimbabwe Brighton M. Mvumi Mike Morris Tanya E. Stathers William Riwa 186

13 Alternative Funding Mechanisms for Local Innovation Systems Willem Heemskerk Ninatubu Lema Bertus Wennink Henriette Gotoechan-Hodounou 203

14 Tracking Outcomes of Social and Institutional Innovations in Natural Resource Management Pascal C. Sanginga Annet Abenakyo Rick Kamugisha Adrienne Martin Robert Muzira 220

Part IV Local Innovation Processes

15 Recognizing and Enhancing Processes of Local Innovation Ann Waters-Bayer Laurens van Veldhuizen Mariana Wongtschowski Chesha Wettasinha 239

16 Building Institutions for Endogenous Development: Using Local Knowledge as a Bridge Jeanne T. Grade John R. S. Tabuti Patrick Van Damme 255

17 Village Information and Communication Centres in Rwanda Silvia Andrea Perez Amare Tegbaru Speciose Kantengwa Andrew Farrow 267

18 Farmer Field Schools for Rural Empowerment and Life-Long Learning in Integrated Nutrient Management: Experiences in Eastern and Central Kenya Andre de Jager Davies Onduru Louis Gachimibi Fred Muchena Gituii Njeru Gachini Christy Van Beek 278

19 From Strangler to Nourisher: How Novice Rice Farmers Turned Challenges into Opportunities Geoffrey Kamau Conny Almekinders 297

Part V Building Capacity for Joint Innovation

20 Strengthening Inter-Institutional Capacity for Rural Innovation: Experience from Uganda, Kenya and South Africa Richard Hawkins Robert Booth Colletah Chitsike Emily Twinamasiko Moses Tenywa George Karanja Thembi Ngcobo Aart-Jan Verschoor|p313

21 Building Competencies for Innovation in Agricultural Research: A Synthesis of Experiences and Lessons from Uganda Diana Akullo Arjen Wals Imelda Kashaija George Ayo 326

22 Shaping Agricultural Research for Development to Africa's Needs: Building South African Capacity to Innovate Aart-Jan Verschoor Thembi Ngcobo Juan Ceballos Richard Hawkins Colletah Chitsike Petronella Chaminuka 333

23 Going to Scale with Facilitation for Change: Developing Competence to Facilitate Community Emancipation and Innovation in South Africa Hlamalani Ngwenya Jurgen Hagmann Johannes Ramaru 340

24 Building Capacity for Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation: Integrating Stakeholders' Perspectives Jemimah Njuki Susan Kaaria Pascal C. Sanginga Festus Murithi Micheal Njunie Kadenge Lewa 358

25 Innovation Africa: Beyond Rhetoric to Praxis Pascal C. Sanginga Ann Waters-Bayer Susan Kaaria Jemimah Njuki Chesha Wettasinha 374

List of Contributors 387

Index 394

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