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.
Agricoltura e sicurezza alimentare
- 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.
- 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
|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||
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.
Cooperazione allo sviluppo
|Partner del progetto||
Altre organizzazioni internazionali
Instituzione universitaria e di ricerca svizzera
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
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 890'538 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|