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

Wageningen resource center multistakeholder platforms

Background material on learning alliances and partnerships

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