***GPFS Innovation Platforms***

Since an improved participation of all agricultural stakeholders in research, innovation and development discussions is crucial for finding solutions to feed 9 Billion people by 2050, SDC supports networks which emphasize dynamic relationships between a broad range of social actors (e.g. farmers, scientists, private sector, civil society etc.) to facilitate exchange of information and experience among agricultural stakeholders.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire
Développement agricole
Recherche agronomique
Politique agricole
01.02.2018 - 31.12.2021
CHF  1’375’000
Contexte Over the past decades, progress in science, technology and innovation (STI) has led to improvements in living standards with the role of STI in fostering economic growth and sustainable development becoming increasingly evident. Most developing countries, however, have neither the research capacity to develop new technologies and adequate STI systems, nor access to international networks to support the effective acquisition and adaptation of technologies. Agricultural research investment levels in most low- and middle-income countries still very low. In this context, access to multi-stakeholder networks and their inter-connectivity will become more important in future. This is likely to be accelerated by the massive use of increasingly effective communication techniques.
Objectifs The overall goal of supporting knowledge and innovations networks is ‘’to facilitate information, knowledge and experience exchange among stakeholders to find future oriented, innovative and thus sustainable solutions for small holders agricultural development and poverty alleviation.’’
Groupes cibles Networks and institutions active in knowledge and innovation for agricultural development and young professional who want to develop their competences in that field. Smallholder farmers and agricultural innovators are the final beneficiaries and actors.
Effets à moyen terme
  • Networks have a stronger brokering role in agricultural innovation systems for development
  • Actively engaged regional and thematic networks that influence national, regional and international discussion of agricultural development for the benefit of smallholder farmers
  • Stronger involvement and brokering role of relevant Swiss actors in agricultural innovation systems and advocacy.

Principaux résultats attendus:   Common positions on strategically important debate such as seeds (access to, farmer seed systems, GMOs, gene editing, biodiversity), nutrition (access to), urban - rural linkages (markets, peri-urban agriculture, services, insurances), ecological agriculture, resilience and social networks. Collaboration between networks and other stakeholders enhanced.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:   YPARD has grown to an informal network of more than 14’000 young agronomists.
2016, more than 55% of it s14’000 members have benefited from any opportunity promoted by YPARD.
CABI’s governance gives direct connection to the needs and agendas of its Member countries (48 countries), of which ¾ are developing countries.
The CABI Plantwise initiative has offered to more than 10 millions farmers the opportunity to visit plant clinics and to receive advice from plant doctors and so increase their production and income.
SFIAR is sucessfully organising information sharing event as well as the annual SFIAR award for the best research (Master and project)

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Autre organisation internationale
Institution universitaire et de recherche suisse
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Haute école spécialisée bernoise
  • Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International
  • Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture
  • Autres instituts suisses universitairs ou de recherche

Autres partenaires
YPARD (young professional for agriculture development)
CABI (Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International)
SFIAR (Swiss Forum for international agriculture research)
Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs CGIAR (Consortium of International Agricultural research centers), GFRAS (Global Forum on Rural Advisory Services), ICIPE (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology)
Syngenta Foundation, FOAG (Federal Office of Agriculture), DFID, NL, IFAD, FAO
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    1’375’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    1’235’381 Budget de l'Organisation CHF    1’375’000 Projet total depuis la première phase Budget de la Suisse CHF   0 Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF   2’600’000