Tuesday April 8

Knowledge and Innovation Conference

Session Five: Knowledge, Innovation, Agricultural Extension, and Education (Parallel Session)

Session 5a
Chair: John Okidi, International Food Policy Research Institute

Extension reforms to improve knowledge and innovation for development

  • Kristin Davis, International Food Policy Research Institute

A decentralized, farmer-led, market driven extension system: The ATMA model in India

  • Burton Swanson, University of Illinois

Extension from an innovation systems perspective

  • Rasheed V. Sulaiman, Center for Research on Innovation and Science Policy

Demand-driven extension services

  • Ephraim Nkonya, International Food Policy Research Institute

Indicators for assessing the status of extension systems and the quality of services

  • Magdalena Blum, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Session 5b
Chair: Willis Oluoch-Kosura, Collaborative Masters Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa

Knowledge sharing and innovation in the CGIAR: ICT-KM Program interventions

  • Enrica Porcari, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

Building capacities for innovation systems: Examples from the field

  • Suresh Chandra Babu, International Food Policy Research Institute

Building capacity for innovation in food technology and nutrition security

  • Kumbe Martin, Rural Outreach Program

Capacity building for innovations in natural resources management: The case of Bunda College, University of Malawi

  • George Kanyama Phiri, University of Malawi

Spatial knowledge spillover and agricultural growth

  • John M. Ulimwengu, International Food Policy Research Institute

Session Six: Knowledge, Innovation, Farmer Organizations, and Capacity Strengthening (Parallel Session)

Session 6a
Chair: John Lynam, Independent Development Consultant

Enabling small producers to engage with markets: The need for multiple skill sets

  • Geoff Heinrich, Catholic Relief Services

Institutional innovations in value chains: Linking producer organizations to buyers

  • Marie-Hélène Collion, World Bank

Responding to the agricultural crisis using farmers’ innovations: Lessons for Senegal’s agricultural research and policies

  • Papa Nouhine Dieye, Institut Senegalais de Recherches Agricoles

Participatory research through farmer research groups (FRGs)

  • Kiyoshi Shiratori, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Session 6b
Chair: Lydia Kimeneye, Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

Knowledge as a factor of production and success factors for knowledge management in a development organization: A company’s perspective

  • Joachim Hofer, GTZ

Exploring the innovation capacity in Ethiopian dairy systems

  • Tesfaye Lemma, International Livestock Research Institute

Rural knowledge networks and agricultural innovation: Lessons from Bolivia’s smallholder agriculture

  • Frank Hartwich, Swiss Higher School for Agriculture

Strengthening capacity for evaluating the economic impacts of agricultural research and development: The case of DREAM

  • Liangzhi You, International Food Policy Research Institute

Small Group Discussions: The Way Forward

  1. Knowledge and innovation for development in the private sector
  2. Knowledge and innovation for development in research
  3. Knowledge and innovation for development in capacity strengthening and education
  4. Knowledge and innovation for development in extension and farmer organizations

Digi” voting results

Session Seven: New Interventions to Increase Investments in Science, Technology, and Innovation
Chair: Ruben Echeverría, Cconsultative Group on International Agricultural Research

World Development Report (WDR) and International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD)

  • Eija Pehu, World Bank

Accelerating innovation with prize rewards: A history and typology of prize contests, with motivation for a new contest design

  • William Masters, Purdue University

Globalization of private agricultural research: Opportunities for developing countries?

  • Carl Pray, Rutgers University

Biotechechnology, biosafety, and innovation

  • Jose Falck-Zepeda, International Food Policy Research Institute

Innovation incentives and indicators: Improving the analysis of science, technology, and innovation in developing-country agriculture

  • David J. Spielman, International Food Policy Research Institute
S05a1-Davis.pdf299.95 KB
S05a2-Swanson.pdf1.07 MB
S05a3-Sulaiman.pdf250.86 KB
S05a4-Nkonya.pdf322.92 KB
S05a5-Blum.pdf131.94 KB
S05b1-Porcari.pdf1.82 MB
S5b2-Babu.pdf126.71 KB
S5b3-Martin.pdf123.18 KB
S05b4-Phiri.pdf1.13 MB
S05b5-Ulimwengu.pdf755.89 KB
S06a1-Heinrich.pdf881.49 KB
S06a2-Collion.pdf296.75 KB
S06a3-Dieye.pdf494.75 KB
S06a4-Shiratori.pdf768.89 KB
S06b1-Hofer.pdf1.35 MB
S06b2-Lemma.pdf801.97 KB
S06b3-Hartwich.pdf639.09 KB
S06b4-You.pdf450.94 KB
S071-Pehu.pdf332.54 KB
S072-Masters.pdf238.44 KB
S073-Pray.pdf216.91 KB
S074-Zepeda.pdf992.2 KB
S075-Spielman.pdf808.69 KB