An Innovation Platform is a physical or virtual multistakeholder forum established to facilitate interactions and learning among stakeholders selected from a commodity chain analysis. Their interaction leads to participatory diagnosis of problems; joint exploration of opportunities and investigation of solutions leading to the generation of agricultural innovation along the targeted commodity value chain.

Our model of the cavy innovation platform is below:

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Literature on Innovation Platforms and Innovation Systems


Meridian Institute. 2013. Innovation platforms and smallholder farmers: Gaps and opportunities. A report on interviews with global thought leaders and practitioners. Prepared for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Meridian Institute, Washington DC, USA. 26 pp.



Bookmarks on multi-stakeholder platforms
http://delicious.com/ewenirc/MSP

Wageningen resource center multistakeholder platforms
http://www.wageningenportals.nl/msp/

Background material on learning alliances and partnerships
http://eau4food.wikispaces.com/Background+materials

Article from sub-Saharan challenge program (Wanjiku Chiuri co-author)


KIT, WUR book One finger cannot lift a rock


Scientific articles from the WUR Convergence of Sciences programme