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JOint Learning about Innovation Systems in African Agriculture

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 245319

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2010

  • End date

    31 July 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 608 990,40

  • EU contribution

    € 999 657

Coordinated by:

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

Objective

The JOLISAA project aims to increase understanding of agricultural innovation systems focusing on smallholders’ livelihoods and the articulation of local/traditional and global knowledge. Lessons learnt about past and ongoing experiences with agricultural/rural innovation in East, Southern and West Africa will be synthesised by combining joint case-study assessment with capacity-strengthening and networking at various scales. Case studies will tackle diverse innovation types and scales: from natural resource management to production and agribusiness, from local initiatives to national and regional ones. Joint learning will be fostered by engaging diverse stakeholders, including researchers, practitioners and policymakers. The project will deliver relevant, pragmatic and collectively validated recommendations to the EC and to African decision-makers for future research, practice and policy. Over 30 months, a small consortium of European and African partners involving highly experienced and motivated research, development, capacity-strengthening and networking institutions will facilitate an iterative process consisting of five interlinked thematic Work Packages (WPs). In WP1, an analytic framework and an operational approach will be developed based on an innovation-system perspective and carefully adapted to the context and experiences of three regions in Africa. WP2 will involve joint assessment and learning from a series of case studies in Kenya, South Africa and Benin. In WP3, the capacity of members of existing multistakeholder innovation platforms to assess their experiences and to facilitate innovation will be strengthened, in close interaction with case-study development. In WP4, lessons will be shared and discussed within existing national innovation platforms across Africa and with European/international institutions. WP5 will compile and share the project outputs and deliver them in formats suitable for a range of audiences, from academia to policymakers.

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

Address

Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 322 624

Administrative Contact

Bernard Triomphe (Dr.)

Participants (6)

STICHTING ETC

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 127 224

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 122 408

STICHTING INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 108 498

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 118 813

KENYA AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 103 255

UNIVERSITE D'ABOMEY-CALAVI

Benin

EU Contribution

€ 96 835

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 245319

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2010

  • End date

    31 July 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 608 990,40

  • EU contribution

    € 999 657

Coordinated by:

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France