CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / India / Innovation systems / LGI / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Southern Africa

Using innovation platforms to stimulate innovation and multi-stakeholder interaction in small ruminant value chains

The imGoats project (‘small ruminant value chains to increase income and food security in India and Mozambique’) was designed to increase incomes and food security in a sustainable manner by enhancing pro-poor small ruminant value chains in the two countries.

This ILRI research brief shares experiences of the project in using innovation platforms (IPs) to stimulate innovation and stakeholder interaction in goat value chains in the two countries.

Results show that platforms can enhance production and marketing by establishing linkages between smallholders and other actors, but they need careful assessment of and adjustment to local contexts.

This project shows that even in situations where a value chain is weak, enhanced multi-stakeholder interaction produces positive results in terms of an increase in production and commercialization.

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