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

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

Africa / Asia / CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / India / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Southern Africa / Value chains

New journal article on innovation platforms in livestock value chains in India and Mozambique

It is almost a year since Kees Swaans presented this paper at an international workshop on New models for innovation for development held at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom in July 2013, but we are now pleased to share with you the open access article: Operationalizing inclusive innovation: Lessons from innovation platforms in livestock value chains in India … Continue reading

CARE International / CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / Innovation systems / Markets / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa / Value chains

‘We can do it on our own now’ – The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its ninth meeting

On 13 June 2013, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform held its ninth meeting at Vulanjane, Inhassoro, Mozambique. It was the last meeting with project support. In total 16 people participated. The meeting was facilitated by the innovation platform president Joao. It was a very good and promising meeting, in which potential goat sales and the future … Continue reading

CARE International / CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / Innovation systems / Markets / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa / Value chains

The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its eighth meeting

On 7 March 2013, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform held its eighth meeting at Chitsotso, Inhassoro, Mozambique. It was the third innovation platform meeting where participants came by their own transport.  Twenty-seven participants took part in the meeting including producers, community leaders, paraveterinarians, extension officers and researchers. The meeting was held at the goat farm … Continue reading

Africa / CARE International / CRP11 / ILRI / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa

The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its seventh meeting

On 6 November 2012, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform held its seventh meeting at Maimelane, Inhassoro, Mozambique. It was the second innovation platform meeting where participants came by their own transport, the first one being the innovation platform meeting held on 26 July 2012. Sixteen participants took part in the meeting including producers, community leaders, … Continue reading

BAIF / ILRI / India / Small Ruminants

Outcome Mapping and innovation platforms in the imGoats project: Reflections from India

As the imGoats project enters its final six months, the whole team gathered in Udaipur, India from 2-6 July 2012 to participate in a learning and reflection workshop on the activities completed so far and the work still remaining. At the close of the workshop, I asked Ramkumar Bendapudi, postdoctoral scientist at the International Livestock … Continue reading

CARE International / ILRI / Mozambique / Small Ruminants

Outcome Mapping and innovation platforms in the imGoats project: Reflections from Mozambique

As the imGoats project enters its final six months, the whole team gathered in Udaipur, India from 2-6 July 2012 to participate in a learning and reflection workshop on the activities completed so far and the work still remaining. At the close of the workshop, I asked Birgit Boogaard, a postdoctoral scientist at the International … Continue reading

Asia / ILRI / India / Value chains

Updates from the imGoats Jhadol-Kanthariya Innovation Platforms

The imGoats innovation platforms in Jhadol, Udaipur held their fifth and sixth meetings in January and April 2012, respectively. The imGoats Special Project Scientist, Ramkumar Bendapudi, sends in this progress report: “Action plans have been prepared at the innovation platform meetings based on priority issues identified by the community members that needed immediate attention.  So far diseases … Continue reading

Africa / CARE International / ILRI / Innovation systems / Markets / Mozambique / Southern Africa / Value chains

The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its fifth meeting

On 10 May 2012, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform held its fifth meeting at Vuca Interior, Mozambique. About 40 participants took part in the meeting, representing producers, community leaders, paraveterinarians, extension officers, researchers, and meat buyers and sellers. The meeting covered a range of topics, starting with a presentation of the baseline results and related … Continue reading

Africa / CARE International / ILRI / Innovation systems / Markets / Mozambique / Southern Africa / Value chains

The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its fourth meeting

On 15 March 2012, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform (IP) held its fourth meeting at Manusse, Mozambique. About 40 participants took part in the meeting, representing producers, community leaders, paraveterinarians, extension officers, researchers, and meat buyers and sellers. The meeting covered a range of topics, starting with a discussion on information flow from the IP … Continue reading