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.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Agricoltura e sicurezza alimentare
Sviluppo agricolo
Ricerca agricola
Politica agricola
01.02.2018 - 31.12.2021
CHF 1'375'000
Contesto 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.
Obiettivi 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.’’
Gruppi target 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.
Effetti a medio termine
  • 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.

Risultati principali attesi:   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.

Risultati fasi precedenti:   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)

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Altre organizzazioni internazionali
Instituzione universitaria e di ricerca svizzera
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Haute école spécialisée bernoise
  • Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International
  • Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l'alimentazione e l'agricoltura
  • Other Swiss academic and research institutions

Altri partner
YPARD (young professional for agriculture development)
CABI (Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International)
SFIAR (Swiss Forum for international agriculture research)
Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori 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 Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   1'375'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   970'538 Budget dell'organizzazione CHF   1'375'000 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget Svizzera CHF  0 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF  2'600'000