This book introduces a tool for collective effort in agricultural research. ‰ÛÏIt examines how innovation platforms work by bringing together a group of diverse but interdependent stakeholders to meet pressing food security demands with respect to maize and cassava food crop systems and value chains in West and Central Africa. The publication reveals the need for new thinking and new organizational constellations rooted in local and national dynamics, alongside an appreciation and inclusion of long-standing actors. Addressing the issues of how national research organizations can use innovation platforms to strengthen innovation capacity and gaps in sector development, is a first and important step to clarify answers to questions on the capacity and relevance of the innovation platform in contributing to agricultural development‰Û [From the Forward].
Against the grain and to the roots Maize and cassava innovation platforms in West and Central Africa
Sanyang, S., R. Pyburn, R. Mur and G. Audet-BÌ©langer. Against the grain and to the roots Maize and cassava innovation platforms in West and Central Africa (eds). CORAF/WECARD and Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).