Assignment: Prepare the principal points to include in a policy brief for your Minister of Agriculture outlining the value and relevance of an innovation systems principles

country/system specific


  • local platform bringing together R/D+++ within a value chain RESULTS in better outcomes (livelihoods etc) and achievement of government goals


  • multi-stakeholder platforms
  • role of extension changes to become the facilitator of a local platform
  • other actors such as research need to participate in the platform (culture change)

relevance (advantages/disadvantages, implications):

  • budget
  • capacity building needs
  • better targeting of activities
  • increase in adoption
  • transaction costs