Humidtropics, a CGIAR Research Program, seeks to transform the lives of the rural poor in tropical Americas, Asia and Africa. It uses integrated systems research and unique partnership platforms for better impact on poverty and eco-systems integrity. Humidtropics uses structured multi-stakeholder platforms to drive its research for development programs, as well as the agricultural innovation systems to ensure active participation of key stakeholders in program delivery. Their goal is to ensure active stakeholder participation, equity, accountability, transparency, and inclusive decision, and also to develop partnerships and networks amongst different stakeholders towards promoting scalability and sustainability of successful innovations.
In 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), as part of its work for Humidtropics, published twelve Innovation Platform Practice Briefs, intended to help guide agricultural research practitioners who seek to support and implement innovation platforms. In the same year, Wageningen University (WUR) and ILRI published a Humidtropics paper reviewing critical issues for reflection when designing and implementing Research for Development in Innovation Platforms. In May 2014, ILRI, WUR and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), held a Humidtropics workshop on Understanding, Facilitating and Monitoring Agricultural Innovation Processes.
The Humidtropics Case Study Competition continues the quest to decipher the DNA of innovation platforms, and aims to bring together multiple stakeholders and actors in the agriculture sector to produce case studies featuring the most innovative ideas, best practices, actionable knowledge and strategies emerging from mature innovation platforms in the agricultural systems research landscape.
The top three case study authors will be awarded cash prizes of respectively $2000, $1500 and $1000 USD and will be featured in a Humidtropics anthology to be released in 2015.
Read more about the competition, including aim, themes, timeline and process, rules and assessment criteria by clicking here.
The competition is now closed!
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Iddo Dror
Co-leader, Capacity Development, Humidtropics
Head of Capacity Development, International Livestock Research Institute