Innovation platforms – scaling research findings in Lemo, Ethiopia


The Africa RISING project in the Ethiopian highlands acknowledged from its outset the importance of developing partnerships to successfully implement its action research to create opportunities for smallholder farmers through sustainable intensification of the crop-livestock farming system.

System interventions require the engagement of various research and development partners mainly at local level. Local Innovation Platforms (IPs) have been formed at research site levels to engage partners and to facilitate meaningful and effective interactions that help to prioritize, guide, and evaluate the various research and development processes that are implemented at household level. Read more on the local platforms.

Group work on scaling up irrigation technologies at Lemo 2nd IP meeting Group discussion on irrigated fodder research for scaling up. Photo credit: ILRI/ Apollo Habtamu

The 2nd Lemo woreda innovation platform (IP) meeting was held in February 2015 in Hosanna. The aim was to share action research findings from 2014 to explore the potential for scaling up.

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