Reflecting on some ILRI experiences in Ethiopia, Alan Duncan explores some challenges associated with innovation systems approaches that focus less on promoting a specific technical solution and more on facilitation of innovation, learning and joint actions among groups of people and organizations. He poses two important generic questions:
- facilitating stakeholder platforms is quite demanding of time and resources in itself. Is the use of stakeholder platforms just another project-led approach? Who will take responsibility for facilitating these platforms when we are gone?
- Is our focus on planted fodder and improving feed supply for production of livestock commodities untenable in a food insecure area?
Read more and comment … (ILRI Fodder Adoption Project)
See his video interview on this topic (Blip.tv)